NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 24, 1977
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(Studio) Vice President Walter Mondale has begun world tour; stops will be in Brussels, Bonn, Berlin, London, Paris and Rome, then on to Tokyo. Tonight he's in Bonn, West Germany, but day began with talks to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) leaders in Brussels.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) Mondale reassures NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) members of United States support for defense of west Europe; says Carter defense cuts won't be in west Europe. [MONDALE - cites eastern European USSR buildup in forces as reason.] Mondale says Carter willing to increase United States financial contribution to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) if others like Norway and West Germany will do same. In Bonn, Mondale will ask government to spend more on defense and coordinate economic policy with United States policy; will also ask sale of nuclear materials to non-nuclear cntries., like Brazil, be stopped.
REPORTER: John Cochran