NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1978
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(Studio) United States arms embargo against NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) member Turkey noted. Request of Secretary State Vance and Secretary Defense Brown to Congress that government repeal embargo reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Admin. position on repealing embargo, according to testimony by Vance and Brown, given. [BROWN - thinks Turkey might seek funding from other sources, 1st West ntns. and then possibly from USSR . Thinks Turkey might also withdraw from NATO.] Congress sentiment against lifting embargo, esp. since Greeks are against it, noted. [Representative Benjamin ROSENTHAL - says it could mean double defeat for administration, losing Greece's friendship and losing requested appeal in congress vote.] [VANCE - doesn't think United States will lose Greece.] Congress vote noted as possibly depending on what Turkey does to settle dispute with Greece over Cyprus.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn