The Americans Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger said in Geneva on Friday (July 11)?
The Americans Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger said in Geneva on Friday (July 11) the United States and the Soviet Union have narrowed difference holding up a new Strategic Arms Limitation (SALT) agreement.
Dr. Kissinger was addressing a new conference after two days of talks with the Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko. The two men agreed the discussion had been "constructive and useful."
Dr. Kissinger said talks would continue on a major issue in the dispute.....how to tell the difference between missiles with one or several warheads while installed in underground silos.
But he added that as a result of the talks with Mr. Gromyko, prospects for a new SALT agreement had improved although it was too soon to say when a specific date could be set for its signature.
SYNOPSIS: Tight security surrounded a Geneva hotel on Friday as detente between the United States and the Soviet Union entered a new stage. Several hundred Swiss police were stationed around and in the hotel for the meeting between the Americans Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger and the Soviet Foreign Minister, Mr. Andrei Gromyko. The two men were discussion progress.....of lack of it.....in the Strategic Arms Limitations Agreement. They met over two days and after the final session.....which lasted four and a half hours.....they agreed some progress had been made towards a new agreement. Dr Kissinger said it was too soon to give a date for a signing, but the talks had been "constructive and useful". The Middle East situation also came under discussion.....and the results of the European Security Conference were noted.