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Human Rights / Foreign Aid. / Senate Letter #251124

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 25, 1977
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(Studio) United States foreign aid, include loans by Export-Import Bank, is tied to human rights, according to State Department official in testimony before House hearing. In Senate, Howard Metzenbaum circulates letter in support of Carter stand on human rights.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Only 58 Senators sign letter; reasons for lack of some signatures, incl. Howard Baker's, noted. [METZENBAUM - notes move might have effect on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), but says United States shouldn't submerge human rights stand to accommodate other nation's attitude with regard to disarmament.] Senator and House have passed resolution asking USSR to live up to human rights commitments. Mrs. Anatoly Shcharansky, whose husband is charged with treason, says without United States pressure it will soon be life and death matter for Soviet Jews.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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