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Germ and Chemical Warfare / Nixon / USSR #201296

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 25, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon curbs United States activity in producing chemical and germ weapons.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Orders production scaled down. [President NIXON - says United States won't be 1st country to use chemical weapons to kill or incapacitate. Asks Senator for advice and consent of ratification of 1925 Treaty. Biological weapons may start global epidemics. United States to renounce any form of these weapons that kill or incapacitate. Research in biological defense to continue, in techniques of immunization and controlling and preventing disease. Hope to give to atmosphere of peace between all ntns.] Whether or not present stockpiles to be destroyed unknown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) United States supports British Treaty to outlaw biological warfare and have Thtl. talks on banning chemical weapons. At UN, USSR proposed total ban on both types and urge that those already existing be destroyed or diverted to peaceful uses.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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