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Defense Bill / Arms Sale #247545

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 02, 1976
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(Studio) Senator debates $104 billion defense bill. US-USSR power balance a factor. For. Relations Committee investigates United States nuclear proliferation in Mideast.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) United States has agreed to sell Egypt and Israel nuclear reactors for electricity. Plutonium by-product could be used for nuclear weapons. Safeguards against this assured by State Department [Assistant Secretary of State Alfred ATHERTON - speaks of safeguards.] [Stuart SYMINGTON - criticizes US participation in nuclear proliferation.] Film of Richard Nixon shown, with report of United States agreement to sell weaponry to Iran. United States arms makers benefitted. [Hubert HUMPHREY - cautions care in arms sales.] State Department says Iran arms sales not uncontrolled.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Mudd, Roger;
Pappas, Ike

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