• Short Summary

    Senator Hubert Humphrey, the former United States Vice-President, yesterday (Wednesday) challenged the Nixon administration's view that the MIRV -- the multiple warhead missile -- is an aid to bargaining in the continuing Stragetic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT).

  • Description

    Senator Hubert Humphrey, the former United States Vice-President, yesterday (Wednesday) challenged the Nixon administration's view that the MIRV -- the multiple warhead missile -- is an aid to bargaining in the continuing Stragetic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). Senator Humphrey was testifying before a Senate Foreign Relations Sub-committee on disarmament. He called for all the facts surrounding MIRV development and deployment to be made known to Congress:
    The extract of San. Humphrey's testimony is introduced by N.B.C. reporter Robert McCormick. His comments are transcribed on our own commentary page.

    SYNOPSIS: While the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks continue in Helsinki, the future of the fearsome multi-warhead missile project was being discussed in Washington on Wednesday.

    Democratic Senator Humphrey today outlined to a Foreign Relations Sub-committee a possible compromise on the highly explosive issues of spending billions on MIRV, the missile with several warheads each to be aimed at a different target. Humphrey wants to put any money appropriated for MIRV in escrow to be spent only if both Congress and the President approve. Also, Humphrey suggested a mutual freeze with Russia of all nuclear weapons.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4IG3E4BO0WQWWCA94548DB1GY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IG3E4BO0WQWWCA94548DB1GY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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