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US-Saudi Arms Sale #556614

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 11, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) White House reported withdrawing proposed missile sale to Saudi Arabia due to growing Congress opposition for fear weapons would be used against Israel reported; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Bob PACKWOOD - cites strength of opposition.] Assistant secretary state Richard Murphy's announcement of administration's withdrawal mentioned. Role of USS Stark attack and Saudi failure to respond to United States requests for help in issue noted. [Representative Larry SMITH - comments.] [PACKWOOD, Senator Alan CRANSTON - consider implications for admin.'s foreign policy moves; cites Kuwait agreement as example] [Senators John WARNER, Sam NUNN - question motive of administration's Persian Gulf policy.] [Admin. spokesperson Michael ARMACOST - responds.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John

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