CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 03, 1977
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(Studio) There's White House meeting today to discuss last and next step in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiation with USSR .
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(DC) President Carter and arms control advisers meet with Secretary of State Vance for details with regard to talks with USSR . After meeting, Vance says he rejects idea that original Soviet response to proposals will stand. [VANCE - says proposal fair and is different from others, as it gets to heart of arms control, not just putting ceilings on development or numbers] [CARTER - administration determined to have friendship with USSR and arms reductions, if at all possible.] Carter urges Sovs. to make counterproposals so they can be dealt with at talks in Geneva in May.
REPORTER: Hal Walker
(Studio) USSR newspaper "Pravda" says Vance and Carter misrepresent what happened in Moscow and try to cover up United States policy changes from Ford administration USSR backed down in 1962 Cuban missile crisis; special committee says unless trend in defense is reversed, probably United States would have to back off in future confrontations, because in few years Sovs. will achieve military superiority. Incld. in group are Dean Rusk, Paul Nitze and other former government officials.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
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