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Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) #256050

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 1978
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(Studio) US-USSR said apparently near agreement on new Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaty.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Geneva, Switzerland) Film of Cyrus Vance, Andrei Gromyko meeting shown. Mtg. said progressive. [VANCE and GROMYKO - comment with regard to possible agreement, won't guess.] [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - says Vance feels good progress made.] Tentative agreement reported by some reached on all issues.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(DC) Announcement on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) said to come as statement that Leonid Brezhnev will meet in Washington, DC with Carter. Visit said maybe to come after Teng Hsiao-ping visit to Washington, DC in late January Subjects of Carter-Brezhnev meeting considered. Detente said prominent. USSR role in political situations in Africa, Mideast and Latin American said at issue.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Jody Powell report that difficult Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) issues remain noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Report on contents of agreement. Provisions set forth on screen. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) III anticipated. Backfire bomber issue explained. New agreement said to incr. arms cost.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Kladstrup, Don;
Pierpoint, Robert

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