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    The United States and the Soviet Union ended the fourth round of their talks to limit strategic arms (SALT) in Vienna on Friday (28 May), and will resume their meeting in Helsinki on July 8.

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    The United States and the Soviet Union ended the fourth round of their talks to limit strategic arms (SALT) in Vienna on Friday (28 May), and will resume their meeting in Helsinki on July 8.

    A simultaneous announcement by President Nixon and the Kremlin on May 20 said the two sides had agreed to concentrate this year on achieving an agreement to limit defensive missiles and move on to offensive missile arrangements afterwards. Friday's last round of talks was mainly an exchange of views on this matter.

    Both delegates later paid a courtesy call on Austria's President Franz Jonas, where VISNEWS cameraman Sepp Riff filmed this report.

    SYNOPSIS: In Vienna on Friday the United States and the Soviet Union ended the fourth round of their talks on the limitation of strategic arms.

    The Soviet and American delegations called on Austria's President Franz Jonas. Earlier their last round of talks had been confined to an exchange of views on matters stemming from the announcement of May the 20th regarding further developments of the negotiations.

    The simultaneous announcement by President Nixon and the Kremlin said the two sides had agreed to concentrate this year on achieving an agreement to limit defensive missiles and to move on to offensive missile arrangements afterwards. President Nixon said that the agreement with the Soviet Union was a break-through which could lead to a first-stage strategic arms limitation later this year.

    Observers in Vienna believe that the understanding to concentrate on defensive missiles could mean a treaty under which the Soviet Union may deploy 100 anti-ballistic missiles in a screen around Moscow. The United States would probably respond by cutting back its strike missiles in central and northern United States.

    Despite President Nixon's enthusiastic disclosure of a break-through, Moscow gave the announcement minimal publicity, arousing speculation that they were less hopeful about an easy first-stage defensive agreement. When the conference reconvenes in Helsinki on July 8th, the two sides will try to reach a first-stage agreement on defense leaving offensive missile questions until later.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3C30KMDS3A7BW48HHLZ05ZMPZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3C30KMDS3A7BW48HHLZ05ZMPZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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