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Africa / US-USSR and Cuba Relations / NATO Conference / United Nations Conference / Human Rights and Arms #499063

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's speech to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) leaders at Washington, DC meeting noted; his comments on USSR military expansion and intervention in Africa stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details given of Carter's speech. [CARTER - says USSR and other Warsaw Pact ntns. pose threat to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) that exceeds Communist security needs.] President's comments on Africa situation and USSR and Cuba influence there reported [CARTER - discusses Soviet-Cuban intervention in Africa and need for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) concern about this.] Other details of day's mtgs. given.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Background of Carter administration relations with USSR and Cuba since Carter took office given; recent significant change in United States Position, at White House, State Department, United Nations and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) mtgs., noted. Anchor asks State Department reporter about recent United States shift.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Reasons for United States policy shift given, include intention to reassure American allies in general area, like Saudi Arabia and Ivory Coast; complaints of some ntns. that United States doesn't seem to be paying enough attention to problem.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Upcoming meeting in France where West ntns. will discuss what they can do about Africa situation noted; plans for United States to be represented mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) President Carter's discussions with French and Germans about ways Africans can defense selves reported Details given about upcoming meeting in Paris, designed to talk about Zaire. Possibility of international African force being set up in Shaba prov., which has been invaded twice in last 14 mos., mentioned. (Network video difficulty.)
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Anchor asks about effect of new tough-talk policy on US-USSR relations
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Status of relations between 2 ntns. stated as depending on how new US policy works and on Soviet response to it.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Cuban official's denial of Cuban involvement in Zaire invasion during speech at United Nations disarmament conference reported; President Carter's chgs. to that effect mentioned. Details given about interview of 2 Zaire invaders by senior editor at "Newsweek" magazine and invaders' statements about Cuban involvement, include plans to go to Kolwezi.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) USSR newspaper "Pravda's" remarks about national security adviser Brzezinski and his charge of USSR and Cuban involvement in Zaire reported HEW Secretary Joseph Califano's decision against making trip to USSR in protest over treatment of human rights leader Yuri Orlov and others. Senate majority leader Robert Byrd's comments on USSR and development of neutron bomb by United States quoted. Upcoming Segment 3 report on NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Valeriani, Richard

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