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Apology / United States Involvement In Chile #48025

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 08, 1977
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(Studio) American delegate at meeting of United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, apologizes for United States part in overthrow of Marxist government in Chile in 1973; is surprise to many, include United States government officials.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Statement isn't on government orders and doesn't denote new repentance policy. Reporter mentions even Senator investigating committee , which criticized Nixon actions in Chile, didn't go so far. State Department feeling of need for discipline noted; reporter cites recent incidents involving statements from: President Carter, with regard to Israel's defensible borders, which Secretary of State Vance had to explain; and United Nations ambassador Andrew Young's comment that United States troops might be involved in United Nations peace-keeping force in Rhodesia, which White House says is hypothetical. These incidents and new human rights policy raise confusion for rest of world.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Walters, Barbara

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