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South Africa / Riots / United States Relations #49212

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 24, 1977
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(Studio) Contd. riots in Soweto, South Africa, noted. (Film shown.) South African Foreign Minister R. F. Botha has been in United States for week and today attacks Carter administration position on South Africa racial policy. Admin. position has led to strained US-South Africa relations
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Strain worsened with Vice President Mondale's meeting with Prime Minister John Vorster in Vienna, when Mondale laid out new strict American policy with regard to South Africa. Botha has waged campaign against 1 man-I vote concept during US visit as destructive to white South Africa. At news conference Botha says United States not demanding same of African blacks. [BOTHA - cites reasons he feels US policy on South Africa different from policy on rest of world.] State Department spokesperson Hodding Carter says United States policy on South Africa not political motivated. [CARTER - explains why United States seems to be singling out South Africa.] Neither side appears concerned with regard to imminent rupture of relations
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Reporter(s):
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:20

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