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Human Rights / USSR / Carter #251057

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1977
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(Studio) USSR Communist leader Leonid Brezhnev's speech with regard to United States statements on human rights in USSR noted; Brezhnev said detente might be endangered. USSR Premier Alexei Kosygin in Finland and calls for moves to end arms race. White House says Brezhnev's speech contained confirmation that serious negotiations possible.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President Carter expresses concern with regard to reaction at home and abroad to human rights stand at breakfast with Congmen., include Alan Cranston. [CRANSTON - cites Carter's attitude with regard to criticism of statements and intent to continue policy.] Admin. says USSR attempts to set up reason for failure if this happens to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT); also says United States will conduct talks only on arms issues, not human rights. Admin. views Soviet criticism as sign of shift in United States defensive position of last decade.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter

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