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US-USSR Relations / Shcharansky and Ginzburg Trials #500060

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1978
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(Studio) USSR announcement that Anatoly Shcharansky will go on trial for high treason on Monday reported; earlier announcement that dissident Alexander Ginzburg will go on trial same day mentioned. President Carter's public denial that Shcharansky worked for CIA noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) American government positions on outcome of Shcharansky trial, with regard to future of United States-USSR relations and trial's effect on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations, stated. Beginning of both trials noted as only 2 days prior to meeting scheduled in Geneva between Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and foreign minister Andrei Gromyko. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER III - says Geneva meeting will go ahead. Can only suggest that outcome of meeting will depend on outcome of trials.]

Chancellor, John;
Kur, Bob

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