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Carter / US-USSR Relations Speech #258644

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 1978
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(Studio) Report on President Carter's speech on US-USSR relations to grads. at Naval Academy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Annapolis, Maryland) Details of Carter speech, discussing detente and other aspects of US-USSR relations, given. [CARTER - describes Soviet relations with rest of world, outside its own controlled bloc, and its internal pols., incl. human rights violations according to Helsinki agreement. Says detente must be reciprocal and broadly defined to be successful.] Need for cooperation between 2 ntns., according to President, outlined. [CARTER - states position of United States and African friends concerning outside influence in Africa. Says there's deep concern about Soviet-Cuban presence on continent. Notes administration has no wish to link Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement with other sectors of relations, but recognizes effect of disputes on public opinion in demo. society. Says USSR can choose cooperation or confrontation; United States is prepared to meet either.] Reference to national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski's hard line on US-USSR relations made by member of Carter group mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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