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SV INTERIOR George Schultz at table with other officials
CU Mr Schultz speaking
TRANSCRIPT: MR SCHULTZ: (SEQ 3): "We first of all have to be realistic about what is going on, second of all, we have to be strong enough to defend our interests and help our allies defend theirs, and strengths here is clearly far more than just military strength, although that is important. It includes economic strength and a king of confidence in our own positions which we have. And then thirdly, a willingness to sit down and genuinely negotiate; and here we feel that we have important and reasonable positions in all of these discussions, and we also are there in the spirit of give and take and the question of whether or not these talks are going to get anywhere is basically a question of whether or not the Soviet Union wants to be also reasonable, and approach them in a spirit of give and take, and it remains to be seen. Well, there has been an exchange of letters. Mr Gromyko did respond to my letter, and the purpose was to assure the Soviet Union, as we have assured other who are involved in this negotiation. The Secretary General of the United Nations, the Palestinians and we would like to see it settled according to the guide-lines that have been laid down in the United Nations."
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