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(Studio) Senator Democratic leaders 1 reaction noted to reports that President Carter may submit any new Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement to Senator as executive agreement rather than as treaty.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Senate majority leader Robert Byrd's statements about possibility of executive agreement on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) reported [BYRD - describes view of such move by President; has sent word to Carter of feelings. States concerns about provisions in agreement if submitted as executive agreement instead of treaty. Mentions that treaty requires 2/3 major under Constitution to be ratified.] White House response to Senator reaction noted; refusal to confirm reports that Carter acts against advice of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and arms negotiator Paul Warnke in opening this option reported.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser
- Mudd, Roger;
- Strawser, Neil
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