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US-USSR Relations / Vance / Human Rights / Belgrade #252805

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 24, 1977
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(Studio) In Paris, France, Secretary of State Vance says United States and USSR agree on some issues, include need for nuclear test ban treaty and arms limitation in Indian Ocean, but there are still areas of wide differences, chiefly SALT and human rights. Disagreement with regard to human rights shows plainly in European security conference preparatory meeting in Belgrade.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Belgrade, Yugoslavia) Concern grows that United States and USSR may deadlock re: review of human rights accords in Helsinki agreement, proposed for fall security meeting Details of United States and Soviet stands of Belgrade meeting noted. USSR now deals with new administration, more inclined to make issue of human rights clauses than Nixon and Ford adnins. [Chief United States delegate Albert SHERER - believes Sovs. are nervous and that there's no reason for USSR to feel accused.] Though USSR will try to keep talk of human rights at minimum, feeling is they won't sabotage conference [Chief USSR delegate Yuri VORONSTOV - say they're working constructively, but can't disclose details.] Americans seem confident.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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