NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 09, 1976
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says he can't rule out use of nuclear weapons; conditions noted. He speaks to Senator Govt. Operations Committee
REPORTER: Chuck Scarborough
(DC) Kissinger asked why United States and USSR don't use pressure to withhold nuclear fuel from France and West Germany, since 2 ntns. refuse to adopt strong safeguards against spread of nuclear weapons. [Senator Abraham RIBICOFF - says if detente means anything, United States and USSR should work together in this field. Concept of detente should be tossed in sewer if Kissinger unwilling to let United States have leadership role.] [KISSINGER - says there's great activity already toward that end. Admin. shares committee 's concern about proliferation. Speaks of being accused of being too conciliatory to USSR and also accused of not cooperating with USSR against allies. Must have consistent national stance.] Says United States won't collaborate with USSR against West Germany and France.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
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