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Kissinger / South Africa / Africa Policy / Byrd #488264

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 13, 1976
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger explains new US-Africa policy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Admin. considers sale of 2 nuclear power reactors to South Africa. Department feels it's better to make sale than to leave it to competitors. South Africa refuses to sign nuclear nonproliferation treaty. GE, Swiss and Dutch firms trying to make sale. South Africa received $240 million loan guarantee from Export-Import Bank. Reactors produce plutonium, which can produce nuclear explosions. Reporter notes figures with regard to manufacturer of nuclear weapons. South Africa has its own supply of uranium; United States would have no control over that.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger

(Studio) Kissinger explains African policy to Senate Foreign Relations Committee
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Committee gives Kissinger warm welcome. Part of Kissinger policy calls for repeal of Byrd amendment which allows chrome imports from Rhodesia despite United Nations sanctions. [Senator Harry BYRD - says Kissinger puts great trust in USSR and is embracing Communist USSR with great vigor. Asks if it's wise for United States to depend on USSR for chrome.] [KISSINGER - says if white minority government in Rhodesia beaten, US' chrome imports may be more severely jeopardized than policy recommended.] Kissinger hadn't wanted to bring up Byrd amendment while Ford under strong conservative challenge. News conference postponed because Kissinger doesn't want to be asked political questions.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Berger, Marilyn;
Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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