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US-Vietnam Talks / United Nations Membership / Mid. East / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) #252374

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 04, 1977
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(Studio) Since end of Vietnam war, United States has blocked Vietnam's acceptance in world; today in Paris, United States drops these efforts.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Paris, France) After meeting, assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke and Vietnam deputy foreign minister Pham Hien announce separate press confs. At his, Hien says United States won't veto Vietnam's United Nations mbrship., that he has pressed for end to United States trade embargo and that Vietnam wants reparations from United States. At United States news conf., spokesperson Morton Smith says there's been no mention of war damage figs., but some progress toward normalization has been made; says trade embargo will end when diplomatic relations set up and that Vietnam has been forthcoming with MIA (missing in action) information [SMITH - says both sides agree to work for normal relations Doesn't see major hurdles to normalization.] Mtgs. to resume in 2 weeks
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

(Studio) At news conf., Secretary of State Vance says United States won't make reparations.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Vance says no progress has been made in strategic arms agreement with USSR ; reporter asks if it representatives deadlock. [VANCE - says positions haven't changed, but ptys. are talking.] On Mid. East, Vance says United States will make suggestions on fair and equitable peace; tends to dismiss questions with regard to forming of United States comprehensive plan. [VANCE - United States will have suggestions on core issues.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
Kalischer, Peter;
Mudd, Roger

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