NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 27, 1989
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(Studio: Maria Shriver) White House reported ruling out unilateral cuts in troop strength in Europe. Report introduced.
(Rome, Italy: John Cochran) Stopover by President Bush in Rome, Italy, on way to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) conference reported; details given of agreement by Italy to provide a base for an American F-16 fighter squadron; scenes shown of anti-US protest in Rome. Upcoming NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) talks at which West Germany will try to get NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to begin talks with USSR to remove short-range weapons previewed; details given of likely proposal by Bush that USSR and United States reduce troop levels in Europe. [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - comments.] Mtg. of Bush with Pope John Paul II reported; scenes shown. [BUSH - talks about peace.] Likely tone of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Brussels, Belgium, noted.
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