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European Security Conference #484219

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 01, 1975
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(Studio) Conf., called largest summit ever, ends today. Charter outlines relations of govts. to each other and their citizens. Charter controversial. Some see it as USSR victory and recognition of Iron Curtain. Leonid Brezhnev wept with joy signing charter.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Helsinki, Finland) Signing ceremony shown. Agreement to be kept in Finland's national archives. Provisions of charter with regard to detente, military force, family reunions across borders noted. USSR position considered. United States feels concessions obtained. Charter fixes post-WW II Europe borders. USSR treatment of her citizens to be watched. President Gerald Ford and Brezhnev exchange smiles, handshakes. Ford pledge to seek further arms cuts in Europe pleased USSR .
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Representatives of Communist countries jubilant at Helsinki. Charter not treaty, but carries weight.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Helsinki, Finland) Ford speech reported [FORD - speaks of peace, detente, interdependence of all mankind.] Ford, Brezhnev meeting on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II noted. Ford, Brezhnev summit in Washington, DC this fall anticipated.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) More about Helsinki summit to come. Spec. broadcast tomorrow night.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John

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