CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1978
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(Studio) USSR leader Brezhnev's comments noted as example of worsening relations between United States and USSR .
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Moscow, USSR ) Brezhnev's review of Pacific fleet at Vladivostok and speech chging. Carter administration with delay tactics in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement reported USSR attitude toward United States examined; chgs. that United States wants to return to Cold War and reaction to United States reports that Soviet involvement in Africa and human rights violations may prevent congress approval of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement cited. Soviet press' depiction of American reporters as CIA agents and warnings to public to shun broadcasts of Voice of American and Radio Liberty noted. Sovs.' recipe for better relations listed.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont
(DC) US-USSR relations under Carter administration, include issues of human rights and strategic arms arsenals, outlined. Secretary of State Vance's 1st meeting with Brezhnev in Moscow and his upcoming visit there noted. [State Department chief Soviet adviser Marhsall [sic] SHULMAN - says both sides have agreed that if Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations reach point that it would be feasible, then there might be Carter-Brezhnev summit.] Film shown. United States position on USSR attitude toward Mideast, where Sovs. pour weapons into Syria, Iraq and Libya and thus thwart President Sadat's peace initiative to Israel, and in Africa, in Angola, Ethiopia and possibly Rhodesia soon, outlined. President Carter's view that Congress may not ratify Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II even if it's reached, due to Soviet international actions, noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb