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Carter / Cuban Speech #260623

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 02, 1979
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(Studio) Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II said receive indirect endorsement from John Paul II; pontiff's UN address quoted with regard to arms race. President Carter said making treaty rallying point in his speech with regard to USSR troops in Cuba; details given. [CARTER - says breakdown in common effort to preserve peace is greatest threat to all, not USSR troops in Cuba.] United States course of action to counter Cuban situation outlined; map shown. Reaction to speech by Moscow, Havana and United States Sen noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator Howard Baker, opponent of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, said chging. Carter with doing nothing about Soviet combat brigade in Cuba. [BAKER - thinks Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II debate should proceed.] [Senators John DANFORTH, Henry BELLMON - advise President with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II and Senator] Senator Frank Church's position outlined. [CHURCH - calls for president's affirmation that USSR combat forces are no longer deployed in Cuba before treaty takes effect.] Necessary action called for by Carter before Senator moves on ratification outlined.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Tass reaction to Carter's speech reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Kremlin response to United States task force being in Caribbean and Carter's continued support for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II examined.
REPORTER: Gordon Joseloff

(Studio) Carter's speech said reported in detail in Cuba with no official government comment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Havana, Cuba) Alleged reaction to speech by Fidel Castro and other Cuban officials during private meeting considered; films shown, include Lockheed tape.

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Joseloff, Gordon;
Rabel, Ed

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