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Nuclear Capabilities / Various Nations #240760

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 03, 1975
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(Studio) During Senator's defense and foreign policy debate, Senator John Pastore criticizes West Germany for impending agreement to supply Brazil with nuclear reactors. More and more concern being expressed about number of nations acquiring nuclear capabilities.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) United States Energy Research and Dvt. Agency film shows dedication of nuclear power plant in Japan. 39 different cntrys. now have nuclear reactors or they're under construction; all cntrys. rptdly. using reactors for peaceful uses but potential for atom bomb exists. CBS learns US concerned about nuclear intentions of 7 nations - Israel, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan. [Director United States Arms Control Fred IKLE - says concern growing with regard to number of cntrys. having capabilities to build nuclear explosives.] [Physicist Theodore TAYLOR - says additional facilities needed to build atom bomb much easier to build than getting nuclear reactors themselves; plutonium hardest to get.] Israel considered capable of assembling nuclear bombs and may have already done so. Israel, South Africa, Argentina, Pakistan, Brazil refuse to sign nuclear weapons nonproliferation treaty. In addition, South Africa dvts. secret process of enriching uranium; South African government film shown. There's also concern about Spain and future Mid. E. nuclear programs. Advanced cntrys. might change policy about building nuclear weapons if 1ess development cntrys. joined nuclear club in great numbers
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) 2 nuclear devices exploded underground in Nevada desert.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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