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Vance / USSR / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) II #492938

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 31, 1977
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(Studio) Arms negotiation talks between United States and USSR end in deadlock and United States delegation leaves Moscow. Secretary of State Vance and foreign minister Andrei Gromyko to talk again in May.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(London, England) After seeing Vance off, Gromyko holds 1st news conf. for foreign reporters in 20 years in office; says American proposal is one-sided and that human rights Issue poisoned atmosphere. At stop in Bonn, West Germany, Vance holds news conf.; says American package fair. [VANCE - says package took cruise missile and backfire bomber into consideration and is fair.] Vance then goes to London to meet with British officials with regard to talks; some aides say they're not surprised at USSR refusal. Reason for hard line of admin. not clear at present.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) New information has been discovered with regard to negotiations.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details of proposal which Sovs. object to and reasons for objections noted.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Anchor asks if American proposal can be called tough.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Americans feel plan equitable, USSR feels it's not as they want to have more, not equal amount
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

Berger, Marilyn;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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