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US-USSR Rel. / Vienna Summit #60047

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 13, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's arrival here tomorrow in anticipation of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II signing with Leonid Brezhnev noted; importance of detente between 2 ntns. considered. Historical significance of Vienna to both United States and USSR outlined; 1st meeting between Carter and Brezhnev reported taking place Friday at Hofburg Palace where they will meet with Austrian president Itinerary for SALT II negotiations, taking place at United States and USSR embassies, given. Formal signing cited taking place Monday
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Opposition to treaty faced by Carter examined. [Senator Henry JACKSON - is afraid detente is becoming appeasement.] [Secretary of State Cyrus VANCE - responds to Jackson's criticism; mentions Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger.] [JACKSON and VANCE - continue criticism and responses.] White House reaction to Jackson detailed; Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Brezhnev said expected to be accompanied by Konstantin Chernenko; Chernenko discussed.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Vienna, Austria) USSR perspectives on Carter and summit examined. Brezhnev's involvement in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiations, beginning with Richard Nixon, outlined; films shown; 1974 Vladivostok meeting between Brezhnev and Ford recalled. Andrei Gromyko noted only Soviet leader to have met Carter. Carter's church attendance with recently released Soviet dissident Georgi Vins recalled. Nikita Khrushchev's statement to John Kennedy recalled.
REPORTER: Charles Bierbauer

(Studio) Details given of Vins family departure from Moscow for United States today; special report, "SALT II: The Vienna Summit" tonight announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Bierbauer, Charles;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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