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Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) / Vance and Gromyko / Cruise Missile #493621

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 1977
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(Studio) Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations resume in Geneva where they left off in Moscow. United States and USSR sign agreement banning use of weapons causing natural disasters.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Geneva, Switzerland) Secretary of State Vance arrives on commercial jet, after seeing son graduate from Yale; at press conf., gives little encouragement with regard to talks with USSR foreign minister Gromyko. [VANCE - doesn't know if progress will be made.] Signing of pact with regard to ban on atmosphere for military use noted; at Soviet embassy, 2 sign outer space cooperation treaty. Details with regard to meeting noted; Mid. East not discussed.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) has been hung up over cruise missile and backfire bomber. Cruise missile is old idea reworked.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(San Diego, California) Operation of respective Navy and Air Force cruise missiles noted; such missiles date back to German buzz bombs of World War II and USSR has many, but those in United States program are from new technology. [Cruise missile manager Captain Walter LOCKE - notes new technology used.] Low cost of missile is biggest selling point. [LOCKE - cites need to find low cost weapons.] Decision with regard to product to be made in 2 years and may be influenced by intl. pols.

(Studio) President talks with leaders of Congress with regard to Geneva meeting; details noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Neal, Roy;
Valeriani, Richard

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