INTRODUCTION: The Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev has called for a new round of talks to speed up East-West arms control.
GV INTERIOR Applause as Mr. Brezhnev enters the Supreme Soviet.
SV Brezhnev speaking as members listen. (7 SHOTS)
GV Members stand and applaud.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev has called for a new round of talks to speed up East-West arms control. Speaking at the opening session of the Supreme Soviet, Mr. Brezhnev said everything must be done to prevent another world war.
SYNOPSIS: There was an enthusiastic welcome in the Supreme Soviet for Mr. Brezhnev.
In his appeal to the nations of the world, the Soviet leader said negotiations were needed by all, as the risk of nuclear conflict increases with each day lost without dialogue.
Mr. Brezhnev accused the West of not being interested in arms talks, but more intent on stockpiling sophisticated weapons and deploying new missiles in Western Europe. He said the Soviet Union does not threaten or seek confrontation with any East or West state, and is not pressing for military superiority. President Brezhnev insisted that the Russians would continue to work for peace, because they knew the horrors of war. He linked his appeal to the 40th anniversary of Nazi Germany's attack on Russia, which fell on June 22.