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    The United States President, Richard Nixon and Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev on Thursday (21 June) signed a declaration aimed at curbing the arms race.

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    The United States President, Richard Nixon and Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev on Thursday (21 June) signed a declaration aimed at curbing the arms race. The declaration was issued as a seven principle directive to their negotiators at the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) in Geneva.

    Both the President and Mr. Brezhnev said in their declaration that arms limitation curbs they signed in Moscow a year ago should be followed as soon as possible with a permanent accord to reduce the danger of nuclear war.

    The While House said the declaration was a solemn commitment at the highest political level in the United States and the Soviet Union to push ahead to limit and eventually reduce offensive nuclear arms.

    White House adviser, Dr. Henry Kissinger, made a statement to newsmen after the signing.

    After the signing, President Nixon accepted an invitation to make a return visit to the Soviet Union in 1974.

    SYNOPSIS: Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev and United States President, Richard Nixon, on Thursday signed a declaration aimed at curbing the arms race.

    The declaration is a directive to the U.S. and Soviet negotiators at the Geneva talks on Strategic Arms Limitation. Both the President and Brezhnev said in their declaration that limits agreed a year ago in Moscow should be followed as soon as possible. There should also be a permanent accord to reduce the risk of nuclear war.

    The White House said the declaration was a solemn commitment at the highest political level. Presidential adviser, Dr. Henry Kissinger said it gave the Geneva talks a new impetus.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANI0MH9LO3MNOKLNGGGQ187LP
    Media URN:
    VLVAANI0MH9LO3MNOKLNGGGQ187LP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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