The chief Soviet and U.S. delegates to the disarmament conference had a short talk together?
GV SOVIET AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE
SV U.S. DELEGATES FISHER OUT OF CAR, IS GREETED
SV INTERIOR...USSR DELEGATE TSARAPKIN GREETS FISHER
SV FISHER & TSARAPKIN SIT DOWN, INTERPRETERS JOIN THEM
CU FISHER...PAN...TO TSARAPKIN
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Background: The chief Soviet and U.S. delegates to the disarmament conference had a short talk together in Geneva yesterday (Monday). The 17-nation conference resumes today (Tuesday) after adjourning last Thursday.
Mr. Adrian Fisher, the American representative, drove to the Soviet Ambassador's villa to meet Mr. Semyon Tsarapkin, who heads the Soviet delegation. The talks were private, and there was no mention of what was discussed.
In last week's session, the conference debated the proposed cut in this year's Soviet military budget. The U.S. said the proposal was "meaningless" and was "more show than substance."
In reply, Mr. Tsarapkin said that, with goodwill on both sides, there should be no trouble in agreeing to budget cuts. There should also be no difficulty about verification of the cuts "within the limits of national necessity."