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South Africa / Sanctions #104029

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) British cabinet reported supporting Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's continued opposition to economy sanctions against South Africa; details given, scenes shown. City of Edinburgh, Scotland, noted trying to ban her appearance at Commonwealth Games due to atmosphere of boycott there over sanctions issue. [Former Australian Prime Min. Malcolm FRASER - believes continuation of Thatcher's policy in southern Africa assures USSR success in region.] [For. secretary Sir Geoffrey HOWE - cites complexity of issue.] Deputy secretary state Chester Crocker mentioned briefed by Howe.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senate Foreign Relations Committee said beginning effort to force President Reagan's hand on sanctions; details given, scenes shown.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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