ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 25, 1977
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(Studio) president Carter says he's decided on degree of toughness in United States stand on sanctions against South Africa, now being debated in UN.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Carter conveys, without actually saying so, that United States will support some form of sanctions against South Africa. [CARTER - has had little experience with sanctions as yet, but thinks there are varying degrees and kinds of them. What United States wants is resolution to South African threats against peace in Rhodesia and Namibia and within South Africa.] United Nations Security Council proposes 2 sanctions, one military and one economy; details noted, and possible United States position stated. Carter's decision is made against background of worsening relations between United States and South Africa; on "Issues and Answers" this wkend., Vorster denies he told president that his cntry. wouldn't develop nuclear explosive device even for peaceful purposes. Today, White House releases partial text of letter to Carter from Vorster, in which Vorster does appear to have made such promise.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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