CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 1981
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(Studio) Confusion over President Reagan's foreign policy, especially as it regards human rights, said evident during White House ceremony commemorating Holocaust.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) President said apparently sending message to USSR with regard to necessity for incl. human rights in negotiations. [REAGAN - says United States won't participate in negotiations which exclude persecution of people.] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' later clarification of President's remarks quoted on screen; Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said going even further in contradicting President's remarks. [WEINBERGER - says policing world's morals isn't part of United States policy.] Criticism in recent days of administration's apparent confusion with regard to its foreign policy recalled coming from White House supporters as well as expected opposition forces; issue of Secretary of State Alexander Haig's role in admin. considered.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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