NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 03, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: John Cochran) President Bush reported continue to refuse to negotiate reduction of short-range nuclear missiles in West Germany with USSR ; White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted. [Senator Joseph BIDEN - says Bush is more rigid than Ronald Reagan.] Reagan's arms control negotiator Paul Nitze reported criticizing Bush's inflexible stance. West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's pol. future and its impact upon United States-W. German relations noted. [NITZE - says Kohl's replacement would not be too loyal to United States.] Bush's critics quoted with regard to USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's power in Europe. Bush shown meeting with Norway's prime minister [BIDEN - says Europe doesn't think United States is in control.]