• Short Summary

    President Nixon's endorsement of Congress's approval of the nuclear arms limitation treaty in Washington on Saturday (September 30 now limits for five years the United Stats and the Soviet Union to those inter-continental ballistic missiles (IBMs) under construction or already in development.

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    President Nixon's endorsement of Congress's approval of the nuclear arms limitation treaty in Washington on Saturday (September 30 now limits for five years the United Stats and the Soviet Union to those inter-continental ballistic missiles (IBMs) under construction or already in development. Thus the Soviet Union 'allowance' of IBMs -- "offensive" weapons -- is frozen at about 1,600, while the United States has about 1,050.

    The two countries have already concluded a permanent defensive missile treaty, limiting each country to two anti-missile sites -- one protecting each capital, and one each covering an offensive missile site. Both arms agreements were reached during President Nixon's visit to Moscow last May (1972).

    Signing the I.B.M. agreement ratification in front of Congress leaders, President Nixon said it did not guarantee there would not be war between the two nations. But it did reduce the danger of war, he said, and was only the beginning of an 'enormously important process'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD3FVUTLM7S379ZEZ0QT1SA6G6
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3FVUTLM7S379ZEZ0QT1SA6G6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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