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Cuba / USSR Troops #61934

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 27, 1979
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(Studio) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance quoted with regard to keeping USSR troops' presence in Cuba in perspective.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(New York City) 2nd meeting between Vance and USSR foreign minister Andrei Gromyko noted; Gromyko's denial that troops are combat forces recalled. Vance said trying to calm things in speech before For. Policy Association [VANCE - speaks on issue.] Possibility that Vance won't attend Monday's ceremonies turning Panama Canal over so that he may continue discussions with Gromyko this wkend. considered; implications of such action with regard to Senator ratification of SALT II outlined.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(DC) In effort to save Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), Carter reported establishing high-ranking assessment committee , headed by Clark Clifford, to study Cuban situation; ridicule of Carter's lack of ldrshp. by Republicans examined. [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - doesn't know why Cmndr. in Chief can't depend on own staff.] [Senator Howard BAKER - comments.] Intelligence information reported proving combat situation established this year; ultimatum issued Carter by Republican Senators stated.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Studio) Tass reported accusing Carter of unlawfulness and inconsistency; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Compton, Ann;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank

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