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Nixon Speech / USSR #464302

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 28, 1972
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(Moscow, USSR ) President Nixon's speech from Kremlin carried on television and radio. Estimate seen or heard by 100 million people. Speech on Soviet-Amer. cooperation; Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreements; Vietnam war indirectly. [NIXON - with great power goes responsibility. We (US) covet no one else's territory. Our power will be used only to keep peace, never to break it.] Russian people know Nixon from 1959 speech on Russian TV.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Moscow, USSR ) Most Russians aware of speech. Listened intently. Most approved of speech. Some felt future actions would show more than speech alone.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Moscow, USSR ) Communique last important part of summit.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Moscow, USSR ) Communique predictable, on bases of treaties. Vietnam problem clouded both political and economy talks.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Moscow, USSR ) Russian people feel Vietnam will be solved in time and then relations between United States and USSR will get considerably better.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Valeriani, Richard

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