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United Nations / Secretary Gen. #13932

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 22, 1971
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(Studio) United Nations approves Austrian Ambassador Kurt Waldheim as Secretary General, succeeding U Thant.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) [WALDHEIM - makes acceptance speech.] U Thant given standing ovation. People's Republic of China, mbrship., expulsion of China, River noted. USSR veto frustrated Security Council on India-Pakistan war action. Mideast peace negotiations under Gunnar Jarring asked; outlawing of bacteriological weapons recommended; end of nuclear test requested. 26th General Assembly closes.
REPORTER: John MacVane

MacVane, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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