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(Studio) Australia prime minister Malcolm Fraser arrives in Washington, DC for talks with President Carter. President tells Fraser United States intends to remain strong force in Asia, despite troop withdrawal from South Korea. Earlier, Carter devoted time to subject of human rights; President's apparent attitude, with regard to USSR statement that subject will bring resumption of Cold War, noted. Carter signs bill to weaken effects on American firms of Arab boycott against Israel.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Carter had promised to support legislature to weaken American business participation in Arab boycott. [CARTER - notes effect of law.] Details of law cited; bill is step in human rights issue, which President later mentions. Carter doesn't cite Brezhnev's warning, but seems to answer it. [CARTER - says no national leader is now unaware of human rights issue.] Attitude at White House, with regard to possible return to Cold War noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Walters, Barbara
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