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Carter / Africa / United States Policy / Cong. Foreign Policy Restraints #498978

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's political trip to and news conference in Chicago noted. President's statements on Cuban and USSR presence in Africa, restrictions he feels Congress has put on President's ability to act and denial that he wants to start United States military involvement in Africa reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) (Temporary audio failure) [CARTER - comments on Cuban and Angolan involvement in rebel invasion of Zaire. Says congress approval of SALT agreement, should that be negotiated between self and Brezhnev along with aides, would be difficult if Sovs. don't restrain selves in areas of human rights and involvement in places like Africa.] President's statements on intentions with regard to United States policy in Angola and denial of wish to change Clark amendment, restricting American activity there, reported [CARTER - says there's trend in Congress to put too much constraint on President to deal with rapidly changing circumstances.] Planned review of legislature restraints noted; Carter's response to question with regard to comparison of his Africa decisions to those made by John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson in early days of Vietnam quoted.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Gerald Ford's agreement with Carter about congress restraints on President's power in foreign policy-making reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Mtg. between Secretary of State Vance and USSR foreign minister Gromyko in New York City, to discuss Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and Africa policy, mentioned. Film shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob

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