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President Interview / Foreign Journalists #240150

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 23, 1975
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(Studio) President senses shift toward firm United States leadership in world affairs. President makes comment in group interview with 5 foreign journalists.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) [PRES. - cites Mayaguez incident as firm assurance that US capable and has will to act in emergency.] President to decide in next 48 hrs. whether to raise tariff on imported oil. [Mr. FORD - says Congress fails badly to help solve energy problem. Extra $1 tariff may stimulate Congress] [BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) correspondent Robert McNEILL - asks if Mr. Ford tried to persuade Shah of Iran not to incr, price.] [PRES. - says topic discussed; told Shah of adverse economy impact. Dismisses confrontation as possibility if another oil embargo occurs.] Defense Secretary James Schlesinger made comment about confrontation. President begins European trip next week
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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