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US-USSR Relations #258391

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 02, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's reaction to news report on his attitude toward Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and his documentation of evidence to Congmen. that Cuba was involved in Zaire invasion noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter's denial of reports that he's putting freeze on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations because of USSR -Cuban involvement in Africa reported Info. learned that administration exploration of several actions to possibly be put into effect against both cntrys. listed. President's decision to deliver major policy speech on E./W. relations on Wednesday stated. Carter's meeting with congress leaders for briefing on Africa mentioned and leaders' reactions to info. given there described. [Rep, John RHODES - says it's apparent that Cubans were involved in both training and equipping of rebel invaders of Zaire.] [House speaker Tip O'NEILL - believes Carter has been telling truth about Cuban involvement and Cubans are lying.] [Senator Howard BAKER - says invasion of Zaire couldn't have taken place without USSR and Cuba, but particularly Cuba. Thinks if Sovs. don't stop African involvement and use of Cuba for it, then United States ought to tell Sovs. that it has reached strategic important, up to and include Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT).] President Carter's unusu. step in calling reporters to office to denounce item in "Washington Post" that he's frozen Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations reported [CARTER - says report damages cntry., own credibility and basic United States policy of working for early Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement in best ints. of cntry.] [Chief arms negotiator Paul WARNKE - states that talks have made steady progress and his instructions are to complete agreement as soon as possible.] Carter's departure for Camp David and aides' assessment of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) USSR leader Brezhnev's reaction to French, Belgian and United States intervention in Zaire recently, stated during visit to Czechoslovakia, reported Discovery of Soviet electronic surveillance devices in United States embassy in Moscow stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Details, according to informed sources, given about discovery of Soviet bugging devices in United States embassy and setup of system. Photos and diagrams shown.
REPORTER: Bernard Redmont

Cronkite, Walter;
Redmont, Bernard;
Schieffer, Bob

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