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United States / USSR / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) #450703

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 16, 1970
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(Vienna, Austria) If arms race rate conts. 10 years, money spent will equal value of US, everything in it; arms race folly obvious; Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) opening ceremony today. [US negotiator Gerard SMITH - hopes arms limitation, reduction possible.] 1st meeting takes place; outcome unknown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Vienna, Austria) USSR doesn't want talks in Vienna, not neutral cntry.; Austrians criticize Soviet rule; Austrian television beams anti-Soviet programs to Czechoslovakia; chief USSR money black market; Sovs. consider Vienna temporary site; want talks in Helsinki.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Vienna, Austria) Americans optimistic; both sides strong, tired of needless arms expense.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Reception tonight, talks resume tomorrow. Nixon briefs Congress leaders on United States Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) approach; impressed them with sincerity.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) [Senator Hugh SCOTT - praises President Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) aims.] [Senator J. William FULBRIGHT - says Nixon stand sensible.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Past talks secret; unclear why Congress briefed now; United States flexible, even on anti-ballistic missile development.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David;
Huntley, Chet

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