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United Nations Gen. Assembly Opens / Mid. East / Southern Africa #254229

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 1977
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(Studio) United Nations General Assembly opens new session.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Mood at United Nations is increasingly tense, as Israel and Arabs grow farther apart and United States and Israel also grow apart. Arabs plan moves in next few weeks that would bring own position and that of United States more in line together against Israel. [UN anib. Andrew YOUNG - feels mood among Arab states is moderation and that they almost challenge United States with degree of moderation they show. Says it really puts United States on spot, because, though United States will never do anything to sacrifice security of Israel, moderate appeals by Arabs are hard to resist.] Assembly will get Israeli settlements next month; Security Council will be asked to add Palestinian right to homeland to UN's basic principles of peace.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) Another issue before United Nations in new session is increase violent struggle for maj. rule in south Africa; Rhodesia expected to be main concern, but South Africa will be involved, too. South Africa Prime Min. Vorster today calls for general elections to be held in November, 17 mos. early, in order to get mandate to act. Vorster blames call on cntries. telling him how to run South Africa. (Film shown.) [VORSTER - notes pressure for 1 man-I vote and that he and other mins. have protested pressure. Feels it's time electorate added own voice to protest.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.

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