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US-USSR Relations / Neutron Bomb / Brezhnev Claims #255530

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 1978
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(Studio) USSR leader Leonid Brezhnev's report to group of American Senators at meeting in Kremlin that Sovs. tested neutron bomb years ago, but never began product, noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Moscow, USSR ) Audio report Brezhnev's comments on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), neutron bomb, potential for nuclear war and his readiness to meet with President Carter reported Soviet leader's readiness to meet with Carter said on condition that SALT agreement be completed. Photos shown.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont

(Studio) Background of neutron bomb testing and product in United States given. President Carter's delay of product and later approval of stockpiling bomb components noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) United States officials' response to Brezhnev's statement about Soviet neutron bomb capabilities reported Officials' doubt that this will affect Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations stated. Their contention that Soviet SS-20 missiles are more threatening to world peace than neutron bomb. Carter administration official's comment on Brezhnev's claim quoted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Redmont, Bernard

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