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US-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) Treaty / Reactions #464578

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 15, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon holds White House briefing for members Congress on cmt's. which will handle US-Soviet arms control agreements. Calls for ratification of treaties by September Seeks approval for defense budget.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) Seeks speedy approval so future negotiations with Sovs. can begin in October Henry Kissinger answers questions. [Senator Henry JACKSON - says ambiguities must be resolved. Says Sovs. got better deal in agreements.] [Senator Armed Services Committee Chairperson John STENNIS - says US must have unquestioned capability to defend self before he can accept treaty. Says this is not a game, but question of survival.] [Senator For. Relations Committee, Stuart SYMINGTON - resents use of agreements to push through heavy armament.] Agreements should be approved promptly.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Soviet Communist newspaper "Pravda" says US-Soviet agreements will be weakened if aggressive circles in United States try to solve problems from position of strength.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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