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    The Soviet Union leader, Leonid Brezhnev, addressed the Polish Communist Party Congress in Warsaw on Tuesday (9 December) and bitterly attacked critics of the Soviet Union's approach to detente.

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    The Soviet Union leader, Leonid Brezhnev, addressed the Polish Communist Party Congress in Warsaw on Tuesday (9 December) and bitterly attacked critics of the Soviet Union's approach to detente.

    Mr. Brezhnev charged "influential circles" in Western countries with deliberately poisoning the international atmosphere of inter-relations between the West and Communist countries.

    However the Soviet leader omitted from his speech in the Polish capital any specific reference to the recent talks on strategic arms limitations (SALT) between the Soviet Union and the United States.

    The SALT talks are at the centre of the detente measures adopted between the Soviet Union and the United States.

    In a fleeting reference to the talks on force reductions in Central Europe...which involve the Warsaw Pact and the United States-backed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Mr. Brezhnev observed that progress with these talks could facilitate relaxations.

    The Soviet leader said that after helsinki some influential circles in Western countries started to act in a contrary direction with "a campaign of misinformation, of slander against Socialist countries, all sort of pinpricks intended to poison the atmosphere".

    SYNOPSIS: Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev, addressed the Polish communist Party Congress in Warsaw on Tuesday. Mr. Brezhnev's speech was uncharacteristically short...less than thirty minutes. But during that time he bitterly attacked the critics of the Soviet approach to the policy of detente. He accused certain "influential circles" in the West of deliberately poisoning the atmosphere of detente.

    Mr. Brezhnev said that after the Helsinki agreement circles in the West began to act in a contrary direction with "a campaign of misinformation, of slander against Socialist countries, all sorts of pinpricks intended to poison the atmosphere. However the Soviet leader said that despite such attacks on the cause of international peace the Soviet Union was prepared to continue its efforts towards detente. He said it was important that all the sections of the Helsinki pact were adhered to.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAOCELTW412S1S0VLG69JW3S7U
    Media URN:
    VLVAAOCELTW412S1S0VLG69JW3S7U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
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    /
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    N/A

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