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Kissinger Says Nixon, Brezhnev Discussed Issue of Soviet Jewry

May 30, 1972
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President Nixon has discussed the issue of Soviet Jewry with Leonid I. Brezhnev, Secretary General of the Soviet Communist Party, Presidential advisor Henry Kissinger told the press here today. “We did what we said we would do in Salzburg,” Dr. Kissinger remarked.

In Salzburg, Austria, where the Presidential party stopped over enroute to Moscow a week ago, Kissinger told newsmen that the President was fully aware of the petitions signed by over a million Americans urging him to intervene on behalf of Soviet Jews. He said that the President would look for an opportunity to raise the matter with those he was to meet in Moscow. Dr. Kissinger told newsmen today, however, “You have to consider the problem of discussing in an internal forum what one side regards as an internal issue.” He did not elaborate.

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