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Special (Kissinger's Trip) #488219

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 10, 1976
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(Studio) Report on US' new African policy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's objective was to remove irritants from US-Africa relations
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Africa) Kissinger forced to pay attention to Africa due to Soviet intervention in Angola and growing influence elsewhere in Africa, and Africa's hostility to US. Battle for black major rule in southern Africa is number 1 issue. [Tanzania President Julius NYERERE - says no longer possible to achieve major rule in Rhodesia peacefully.] [Rhodesia Ntlist. party Joshua NKOMO - wants major rule now.] [Zambia President Kenneth KAUNDA - says war in Rhodesia won't stop.] [KISSINGER - says Salisburg regime can't expect United States support during conflict with African states or liberation movements. United States will oppose regime until negotiated settlement reached re: maj. rule.] He offers American mediation in black-white conflict. [KISSINGER - says American inaction with regard to Rhodesian situation will cause massacre.]
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Kissinger makes proposals to improve US-Africa economy relations Effects of trip depend on United States matching its words with actions.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Pol. factors were not considered with regard to Kissinger trip. Trip made to try and head off Rhodesian crisis. Reporter remarks with regard to possible Kissinger resignation. Public opinion polls still show Kissinger as most respected American public figure.
REPORTER: John Chancellor; Richard Valeriani

Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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