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US-USSR Relations / Dissident Trials / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) #499670

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 12, 1978
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(Studio) Effect of dissident trials issue on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) talks between Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko in Geneva noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Details given about Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) discussions. Vance's report to Gromyko with regard to President Carter's position on dissident trials now proceeding in USSR and on harassment of American newsmen outlined. State Department spokesperson Hodding Carter's remarks about day's talks quoted. Service for Anatoly Shcharansky at Geneva synagogue mentioned; Mrs. Shcharansky's presence and her planned meeting with Vance noted.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Moscow, USSR ) Report on Soviet view of situation, separating human rights and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) issues. Verdicts on Shcharansky and Alexander Ginzburg noted as expected by end of week
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Chgs. of espionage against Shcharansky and of his association with "Los Angeles Times" reporter Robert Toth, who is accused of being intelligence agent, reported Reading of statement by Toth at Shcharansky trial noted. Prosecution's request for sentence in Ginzburg trial in Kaluga stated. Siberia mentioned. President Carter's reaction reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Carter's interview with European and Japanese journalists noted; film shown. [CARTER - comments on view that Shcharansky trial is slap at self. Says charge of Shcharansky's spying is patently false and Sovs. know it.] Admin. position on reacting to trials stated; European Communists' and others' protest of trials mentioned.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) United Nations ambassador Andrew Young's statements to Paris newspapers about his view on American political prisoners given. Secretary of State Vance's reaction in Geneva reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Cochran, John;
Utley, Garrick;
Woodruff, Judy

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