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Rhodesia / Mozambique Raids #493958

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 01, 1977
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(Studio) Rhodesia occupation of area around Mapai, Mozambique, draws criticism from US, Britain and West Germany. Secretary of State and British foreign secretary are at North-South dialogues in Paris; is disclosed that 2 ntns. may take Rhodesia matter to UN.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Paris, France) North-South conference is overshadowed by US-Britain confs. between Secretary Vance and foreign secretary David Owen with regard to Rhodesia. [OWEN - says it's marked change and very serious; has important consequences for Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania.] Vance to leave before conference officially over; State Department spokesperson says there's been communication between Vance and Rhodesia officials.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Prime Min. Ian Smith talks to reporter through iron gates; is asked if attacks mean no chance for peaceful settlement. (Film shown.) [SMITH - says no; cites reasons.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Anchor asks State Department reporter with regard to British and American peace mission.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Reporter notes talks by British and Americans to all involved ptys., they'll meet at British foreign office and then await events in British Commonwealth mtg. next week
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Anchor asks why moving troops into Mozambique is dangerous.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) It creates further suspicion among ntlists. that Rhodesians have no intention of negotiating.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Anchor notes ntlist. leader Robert Mugabe says United States and South Africa behind Rhodesia invasion; asks why.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Is probably move to get him favor in jockeying for power among ntlists. Question is, can United States and Britain really do anything. Will have to work through South Africa.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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