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Carter / News Conference #47843

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 24, 1977
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(Studio) At news conference President Carter says he'll continue to speak out on human rights issues; doesn't believe US-USSR arms negotiations will be jeopardized.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Carter makes statements on eve of Secretary of State Vance's trip to USSR . [CARTER - gives reasons human rights issue not connected with Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT); notes Brezhnev is welcoming Vance.] Carter has made no decision with regard to aid to Vietnam. [CARTER - if normalization occurs and aid thus requested, he'll consider it, but doesn't feel United States owes debt to Vietnam.] Carter's comments re: inflation and no United States commitment to Zaire noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Walters, Barbara

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