ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1978
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(Studio) French President Giscard's comments to United Nations disarmament conference quoted and his suggestions for group not dominated by United States or USSR to monitor arms build-up in world noted; film shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Studio) Report on world arms sales; details about United States industry given. Films shown. United States, USSR , French, British and others' arms customers listed. Controversy about amount of United States arms sales outlined. Other films shown. [President CARTER - states plan to cut arms sales abroad.] Actual United States cuts listed. Outlook for United Nations control of disarmament examined.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Studio) New York City meeting between Secretary of State Vance and USSR foreign minister Gromyko with regard to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(New York City) Vance-Gromyko meeting detailed; possibility for conclude of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement at late summer summit between Carter and Brezhnev noted. Recent problems created for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) by events in Africa outlined. Senator view of USSR African policy and possible troubles for treaty ratification stated. United States delegation to United Nations disarmament conference meets with Vance and Gromyko; delegation incls. Averell Harriman and actor Paul Newman. Indications that Carter may take harder line with Sovs. with regard to Africa noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
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