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Brezhnev / Nuclear Test Ban Proposal / United States Reaction / Vance #249526

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 02, 1977
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(Studio) USSR leader Leonid Brezhnev's proposal for total nuclear test ban, incl. neutron bomb, noted; remarks were made at commemoration ceremony for anniversary of Bolshevik revolution.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Moscow, USSR ) Report on Brezhnev's speech; items spoken of include nuclear test ban, grain harvest and Soviet Communist party as model for other Communist ptys. Details of test ban noted; proposed ban on peaceful testing has been holdup in new test ban treaty talks at Geneva. Effect of less than plentiful grain harvest also noted.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont

(DC) State Department reaction noted. [Secretary of State VANCE - welcomes Brezhnev proposal.] Vance's comments on South Africa, Israel and remarks of Senator Howard Baker with regard to administration policies toward Mideast and Israeli security also noted. [VANCE - cites United States actions with regard to South Africa, include recall of representative in Pretoria and one in Johannesburg. Emphasizes United States commitment to security of Israel.]
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Kalb, Bernard;
Mudd, Roger;
Redmont, Bernard

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