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Disarmament / United Nations Conference / Nuclear Test Ban / Giscard #258027

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1978
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(Studio) Report on USSR foreign minister Gromyko's address to United Nations disarmament conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York City) Details given of Gromyko's response to Vice President Mondale's statements on USSR buildup in Europe. [GROMYKO - (thru interpreter) says this is trumped-up charge. Talks of United States development of neutron bomb. Cites Soviet support for prohibition of neutron weapons.] President Carter's delay in product of neutron bomb mentioned. Gromyko's comments on NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) reported; his upcoming visit with Carter mentioned. Details given about address of West German Chancellor Schmidt. [SCHMIDT - says horrors of past must not be repeated and Germans know this is largely their responsibility. Pledges that Germans will live up to that task.]
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) White House sources' report that Carter administration will propose 5-yr. ban on all nuclear testing, probably during Carter-Gromyko meeting on Saturday, noted. French President Giscard's visit with Carter, while in United States to attend UN conf., reported; film shown. Subjects expected to be discussed between American and French leaders include French plans with regard to Africa and upcoming NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit in DC.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.

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