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Cuba / USSR Troops / Nixon #266184

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 12, 1979
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(Studio) 2nd meeting of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and USSR ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin re: presence of USSR combat troops in Cuba reported Apparent United States strategy outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department position on situation quoted; details of meeting given. Films shown. Vance reported briefing Senator John Stennis, chairperson of Senator Armed Services Committee, after conclusion of meeting with Dobrynin. [VANCE - comments on talks.] Senator Russell Long quoted with regard to anti-SALT II stance due to presence of USSR troops in Cuba. [LONG - says his doubts were removed by situation; recalls USSR agreement with President John Kennedy.] US position restated.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb (WDVM-TV news tape)

(Studio) Carter administration recalled as claiming USSR troops were present in Cuba in early 1970's; response by Rich Nixon noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Richard Nixon's departure for trip to China (PR) compared with earlier visits; films shown [NIXON - comments on USSR combat troops in Cuba.] Nixon said returning in time for California Angels game in competition for World Series playoffs.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Cronkite, Walter;
Petersen, Barry

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