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US-USSR Relations / United States View / NATO Meeting #258064

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 29, 1978
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(Studio) Recent developments in United States-USSR relations outlined, include incrd. United States criticism of Soviet involvement in Zaire conflict by President Carter and national security adviser Brzezinski and continuing efforts to conclude Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations. Upcoming address by Carter to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Washington, DC mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Preview of Carter's NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) speech. Outcome of Carter's Saturday meeting with USSR foreign minister Gromyko described. Admin. position against breaking off SALT negotiations because of Soviet involvement in Africa noted, along with administration report to Sovs. that Congress isn't too intd. in arms agreement anyway and Africa situation could make congress approval of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) impossible.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Soviet threat noted as only one of problems to be discussed by NATO mins. at meeting in Kennedy Center.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Among issues to be discussed by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) representatives are incrd. USSR influence in Africa and 3rd world with prime concern being that oil supplies to West Europe will be affected, feud over Cyprus between Turkey and Greece, United States arms embargo enacted against Turkey after Cyprus invasion of 1974 and long-term plan to increase NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) defends [Turkish Prime Min. Bulent ECEVIT - says that if United States arms embargo isn't lifted, Turkey will have to find ways to ensure security, considering its location.] Expected meeting between Ecevit and Greek Prime Min. Constantine Caramanlis and scheduled mtgs. of 2 leaders with President Carter mentioned.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Schieffer, Bob

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