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US-USSR Relations / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) Agreement Possibility #55862

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 27, 1978
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(Studio) Reports that President Carter believes United States and USSR are close to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement noted. Source's remarks about negotiations quoted. In event of agreement, is reported that USSR leader Leonid Brezhnev would come to United States for treaty-signing ceremony. Mtg. between Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko in New York City mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(New York City) Issues involved in new round of talks between Vance and Gromyko noted; is reported they are political, not technical. Gromyko's apparent good health after illness at United Nations on Tuesday stated. Disagreement over limitations on new missile systems outlined; connection to talks of other disagreements, like dissidents, Soviet spies in United States and USSR presence in Africa, mentioned. Outlook for treaty conclude, with improving United States-USSR relations and Carter's better standing with Sovs., Senator and American people in wake of Camp David, given. Is cited that signing wouldn't take place until after November elecs.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank

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