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Rhodesia / Young-Owen Mission / Peace Plan / Smith and Black Leaders #254062

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 01, 1977
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(Studio) Initial reaction from Rhodesia government to peace plan presented by UN amb. Young and British foreign secretary David Owen isn't as good as was hoped nor as bad as feared.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Salisbury, Rhodesia) Young and Owen are on last leg of trip, which is last ditch effort to bring peaceful transition to Rhodesia. After meeting with them, Prime Min. Ian Smith takes cautious note that is more optimistic than expected. [SMITH - will examine plan carefully and give considered opinion.] Smith, who received mandate from white electorate in elections on Wednesday, promises to continue with own plan also. 2 diplomats brief Rhodesia's moderate black leaders, Bishop Abel Muzorewa and Ndabaningi Sithole, on plan. [SITHOLE - is glad that plan accepts principle of 1 man-I vote.] Details of plan, released for 1st time today, listed; incld. in provisions are transition government headed by British Field Marshal Lord Carver, Smith gives up power,and United Nations presence, include peacekeeping force. Plan doesn't address question of security for Zimbabwe after transition. REPORTER: Robin Wright

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:03:10

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