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Underground Nuclear Testing / US, USSR / Nitze Resigns #477188

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 14, 1974
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(Studio) Soviet Communist leader Leonid Brezhnev says USSR ready to negotiate with US to stop all underground nuclear testing. Nuclear arms limitations negotiating team head Paul Nitze unexpectantly resigns.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Nitze says now isn't time to work out nuclear arms agreement with USSR because of domestic problems. Several mos. ago. Nitze urged by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Defense Secretary Schlesinger, and Alexander Haig to accept high-level Pentagon job. Senator Barry Goldwater voiced opposition; President refused to nomination Nitze.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Presidential spokesperson surprised to hear of Nitze's resignation.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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