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House / Byrd Amendment Repeal #250605

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 24, 1977
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(Studio) 2 House international relations subcmtes. vote approval of repeal of Byrd Amendment allowing United States to import Rhodesian chrome despite world embargo. Vote comes after testimony by United Nations ambassador Andrew Young, recently back from trip to black Africa.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Young's comments with regard to repeal of amendment, black Africa and Carter admin. views with regard to repeal, United States dependency on Rhodesian chrome and violence in Rhodesia noted. [YOUNG - says Ian Smith could take many with him in losing battle to stay in power and repeal of amendment could help prevent it.] Young is asked for comparison of Smith government policies to alleged persecution of Christians by Uganda government of Idi Amin. [YOUNG - says actions similar.] Young says repeal will mean more United States dependency on South Africa for chrome, but says Rhodesia is on fire while South Africa only boiling.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Mudd, Roger;
Serafin, Barry

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