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Uganda / Amin / Americans #47598

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 01, 1977
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(Studio) Uganda radio broadcasts report that Americans in country free to go and that spokesperson for President Idi Amin says Uganda wants to improve relations with US. 1 American in Uganda during past few days was New Jersey tourist Robert Shinn, who today went into Kenya; Shinn's comments noted. Immediate problems over but could be difficulties in future.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance is at Capitol today testifying with regard to Mid. East trip; at end all questions concern latest Amin decision to allow Americans to leave. [VANCE - says administration pleased to hear this and will continue to follow situation, but is positive step. Says there are no plans yet for US aid in evacuation of Americans from Uganda.] No. who'll want to leave is question; over 1/2 of Americans there are missionaries and families who refused to leave when United States embassy closed there in 1973. If these remain problem is created with regard to attitude United States might take toward Uganda. Incident raises questions with regard to policy and speaking out on human rights.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Reporter(s):
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:10

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