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US-USSR / Summit, Seabed Treaty #20646

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1972
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(Studio) president Nixon meets with Soviet Ambassador Dobrynin to discuss forthcoming summit in Russia. Adviser Henry Kissinger sits in on meeting at Camp David, MD. Later Dobrynin and British Ambassador to Washington, DC visit State Department for ceremony putting Seabed Treaty into effect.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(State Department) With treaty, US, Soviet Union, and Britain commit selves not to place nuclear weapons on ocean floor. [DOBRYNIN - says he has other treaties to sign.] Summit expected to be series of such agreements, on trade, incidents at sea, envtl. control, joint ventures in space, limitation of strategic arms. Diplomacy seems least exciting when it succeeds.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry

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