ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1969
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(Studio) Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) begins. President Nixon says purpose is Arms Race reversal.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Helsinki, Finland) Mtg. opens in Finnish Banquet Hall. Dep. For. Min. Vladimir Seminov claims USSR always for peaceful coexistence, and complete disarmament. Chairperson of Arms Control Agency, Gerard Smith, is chief negotiator. [SMITH - reads President Nixon's message. Ready to discuss limitations on all strategic systems. Seeks no unilateral advantage.] Champagne served; 1st meeting held.
REPORTER: George Watson
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