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Military Developments / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) / French Neutron Bomb Report / Mideast Arms Sales #257513

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 24, 1978
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(Studio) Secretary of State Vance's return from overseas trip that incld. bargaining with USSR noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Vance's newly announced policy of secrecy in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations outlined, include orders for no leaks from State Department Secretary's report to President Carter noted. [VANCE - comments on decision. Says talks have been useful and some progress made.]
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Report on indications that Sovs. have eased objections to United States sharing cruise missile technology with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies. France's denial of neutron bomb test, reported earlier in Paris newspaper, and also of plans to conduct such test, stated. President Carter's plans to send to Congress soon package proposing arms sales to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel and renewed warning of intended withdrawal of package if sale to Egypt or Saudi Arabia rejected outlined. Senator Frank Church's response to Carter threat of package withdrawal quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard

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