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Nixon Russia Trip / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) Treaty-Signing #20769

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1972
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(Moscow, USSR ) President Nixon, Soviet Party Chief Brezhnev iron out difficulties, sign treaty limiting strategic arms.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Moscow, USSR ) President and Mrs. Nixon host dinner for Soviet leaders Brezhnev, Kosygin, and Podgorny at American embassy. At Kremlin, in Saint Vladimir Hall, President Nixon, Chairperson Brezhnev sign arms treaty in ceremony televised live in Russia, attended by full Soviet Politburo. Agreement intended to end super-power arms race. Champagne toasts made. President aide Henry Kissinger says both win victory in signing. American Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiator Gerard Smith says treaty eliminates anti-ballistic missile race.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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