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South Africa / United Nations Arms Embargo / Elections #46779

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 04, 1977
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(Studio) United Nations Security Council vote on mandatory embargo on arms sales to South Africa, and reaction in South Africa, noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(NYC) Report on council action. [Ambassador Andrew YOUNG - cites United States hopes for South Africa to solve own racial problems.] Upcoming South African elections noted.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Report on elections, in which blacks won't vote, and South African government view of United States position on racial issue. Stanley Cohen is candidate for National party, that of Prime Min. Vorster; party's use of American position as issue in elections noted. [COHEN - cites feelings with regard to US pressure.] This pressure is issue in opposition Progressive party also; candidate for Progressives is Kowie Marais. Progressives' stand on US influence cited. [MARAIS - cites party's position with regard to racial problem and its agreement with United States ideas on South Africa moving faster to change it.] [COHEN - thinks government would be prepared to give up American connections if. it comes to that.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Cioffi, Lou;
Jennings, Peter;
Walters, Barbara

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