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South Africa / Carter / United Nations Sanctions / Botha Interview #249163

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 27, 1977
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(Studio) United Nations Security Council West mors. reach agreement on arms sanctions against South Africa, according to report from correspondent Richard C. Hottelet; reported details cited, include fact that United States and Britain already maintain such embargo, and possible cost to France, which doesn't. President Carter's revelation of United States stand on embargo at press conference cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [CARTER - cites support for strong arms embargo against South Africa and own views on racial situation in country and charges of meddling in its domestic affairs. Notes no decision yet with regard to specific trade embargo.] South Africa's own weapons capacity cited, along with statement of administration official with regard to reluctance to push too far at present.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Interview via satellite with South Africa foreign minister Roelof F. Botha noted; with regard to effect of sanctions against country
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) [BOTHA - cites South Africa's concern for principle involved, in that United States joins others' reaction in vendetta, and explains government reasons for actions. Responds to question on possible encouragement to South African blacks through United States and United Nations sanctions, and states that American public isn't informed on real situation and government goals in South Africa. Also comments on charges of government taking freedom of press away.] Anchor asks about future of South Africa efforts in solutions for Namibia and Rhodesia. [BOTHA - responds to question, citing hopes for realizations by United States, Britain and others re: situation.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Report on inquest into death of South African black activist Steve Biko, while imprisoned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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