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Muskie / European Trip #270468

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 1980
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(Studio) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie noted making European trip in effort to shore up sagging allied support for United States in Iran crisis and Mideast.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Brussels, Belgium) Apparent European view of President Carter's foreign policy and Carter's response outlined. [CARTER - comments on United States allies' sanctions against Iran.] Muskie said seeking support for Camp David peace accords; details given. [MUSKIE - comments on meeting with USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko; mentions Afghanistan.] Efforts at normalization of relations between United States and USSR considered.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Muskie reported allowing self to be quoted by name, contrary to State Department tradition; details given. His meeting with foreign and defense mins. of NATO noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Brussels, Belgium) United States defense officials said finding European military commitment to NATO; details given, films shown. Afghanistan mentioned. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) spokesperson General H. F. ZEINER-GUNDERSEN - comments on USSR threat to peace.] European response said also reaction to United States contingency plans in area; details given. Specific measures considered at NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Kalb, Bernard;
Schieffer, Bob

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