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NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 30, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) US-USSR summit discussed. NBC News interview with USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev featured; details given. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) asserts Washington, DC summit could lead to President Reagan visiting Moscow, USSR , and major movement on arms control. Says SDI/Star Wars not to be negotiated but strict compliance with anti-ballistic missile treaty will be discussed. Asserts USSR prepared to reduce long-range missiles by half under strict observance of anti-ballistic missile treaty. As long as SDI/Star Wars does not conflict with anti-ballistic missile Treaty let United States indulge in research.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR noted gaining advantage in Europe from signing of treaty in DC; details given. British newspapers quoted regarding USSR stance on arms control issues. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) discusses reducing Soviet forces in E. Europe. States Boris Yeltsin's dismissal wasn't mistake and econ. reform will be pursued without adventurism or conservatism.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Entire Gorbachev interview reported scheduled for later in evening.

Brokaw, Tom

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