NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 02, 1978
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(Studio) Secretary of State Vance's comments to Senate committee on USSR involvement in Ethiopia war with Somalia over Ogaden Desert and Ethiopia's admission that Cuban troops are fighting in war reported United States view that USSR involvement might affect ratification of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II treaty outlined. President Carter's comments on issue at National Press Club appearance reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) [CARTER - says USSR -Cuban involvement has caused threat to peace in Horn of Africa.] President's comments on linking USSR presence in Ethiopia to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II and call for them and for Cubans to withdraw noted. [CARTER - cites reasons ratification of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement might be difficult if foreign troops not withdrawn from Ethiopia.] Soviet assurance that fighting won't cross into Somalia and lack of any other assurances cited.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson
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