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Carter In India / Overheard Remark / Nuclear Matters #254710

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 02, 1978
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(Studio) Carter said stopped cold by India's refusal to allow United States inspection of facilities for which United States supplies nuclear fuel.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(New Delhi, India) Situation explained: United States supplies fuel; India has detonated atomic device; United States desires inspection of facility to assure US aid not directed toward proliferation of atomic weapons. Carter reaction, expressed in conversation with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, said picked up by live microphone, and reported India feared offended. Carter words displayed on screen. United States actions described. In Carter speech to parliament Carter said to have paralleled Indira Gandhi administration to US Watergate scandal. [CARTER - alludes to parallel. Refers to cold, technological aspects of nuclear situation.] Prime Min. Morarji Desai feelings noted. Desai interviewed. [DESAI - blames press for airing Carter's private remarks.] Recent acceptance of on-site inspection conditions by Shah of Iran noted. United States position said embarrassing.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Jody Powell reaction to circumstances of Carter's overhead remark to Vance reported Anchor explains why rpting. of remarks fell within guidelines of type of press appearance involved.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(New Delhi, India) Carters lay wreath at spot of Mahatma Gandhi cremation. Film shown. Touring choral group from Iowa sings at United States embassy. Film shown. [CARTER - recalls Iowa primary victory.] Desai luncheon filmed. Dispatching of uninvited guest noted. [CARTER - refers to evening news telecasts.] State dinner filmed. Remarks of India's president Neelam Samjiva Reddy noted. Carter response reported.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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