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Carter / US-USSR Relations Speech #499587

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's foreign policy speech on US-USSR relations at graduate ceremonies at Annapolis reported Soviet news agency Tass' response to Carter remarks quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Annapolis, Maryland) Details of Carter speech given. [CARTER - discusses detente requirements and need for cooperation between 2 ntns. Says Sovs. can choose confrontation or cooperation; United States is prepared to meet either.] President's remarks on USSR and issues of human rights, military buildup in eastern Europe and activities in Africa stated. [CARTER - has no desire to link SALT with other competitive relations, but recognizes effect of disputes on public opinion in democracy.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) White House prior publicity about speech recalled; State Department reporter is asked if speech cleared up uncertainties about President's USSR policies.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Response to question given and details examined.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Anchor asks about State Department response to Tass criticism.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) State Department view of Tass response reported; expected later response from Soviet leader Brezhnev noted.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Question is about return to Cold War.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Unlikelihood of return to Cold War and entrance into new period of detente, according to State Department, noted. Examination of US-USSR relations, esp. on human rights, given.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Elimination of Segment 3 report noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Valeriani, Richard

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