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Africa / US-USSR and Cuba Relations / NATO Meeting / United Nations Conference #258100

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's address to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit in Washington, DC noted; remarks compared to language used in Cold War. Carter's comments on Communist advancements, esp. in Africa, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Presence of all NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) heads of state except Giscard of France at DC mtg., from large United States to tiny Luxembourg, noted. Details given of Carter's address, include concerns about USSR buildup in E. Europe. [CARTER - discusses USSR and Cuba intervention in Africa and need for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to be concerned about this.] President's serious demeanor at mtgs. described; his talk with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance en route to working sessions noted. Discussions of European defense at working sessions reported; lunch meeting at White House mentioned. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) film shown. [CARTER - says presence of Cuban troops in Africa makes their claim to be nonaligned country ridiculous.] Exploration of United States and France about possibility of all-Africa force to oppose outside aggression detailed. Apparent apathy of Africans about such plan and possibility that Congress, concerned about another Vietnam, wouldn't approve venture anyway, noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Upcoming Paris meeting of West ntns. to discuss African-Western defense arrangements reported; possible attendance at meeting of representatives from Britain, W. Germany, Canada, Italy and Belgium, in addition to United States and France mentioned. Cuba's use of United Nations disarmament conference to deny it is stirring up trouble in Africa stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Address to United Nations assembly by Cuban Vice President Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, in which he denies Cuba's involvement in Zaire and says United States chgs. to that effect are based on false info., detailed. [RODRIGUEZ - (thru interpreter) denies Cuban direct or indirect participation on invasion of Shaba.] Cuban Vice President's comments on Cuban presence in Africa and reasons for it given; also reported are Rodriguez' remarks on use of Belgium and French troops in Zaire and on disarmament.
REPORTER: Steve Young

(Studio) Recent criticism of Soviet-Cuban role in Africa by national security adviser Brzezinski noted. Response to this by Senator George McGovern and Soviet newspaper "Pravda" quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Young, Steve
Duration:
00:05:20

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