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Reagan / South Africa Sanctions #98802

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) President Reagan's limited economic sanctions against South Africa, denied by him as indicating change in his policy toward that country, examined. [REAGAN - announces executive order.] President's sanctions listed, explained. [REAGAN - defs. policy.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - explains President's opposition to Congressional sanctions.] United States ambassador Herman Nickel reported en route to South Africa with letter from Reagan to President P.W. Botha.
REPORTER: Sheilah Kast

(DC) Senator Republicans' support of President's limited measures noted. [Senators Richard LUGAR, Lowell WEICKER, Representative William GRAY, Senator Edward KENNEDY, Trans- Africa director Randall ROBINSON, Jesse JACKSON, Jerry FALWELL - react.]

(Studio) Lack of economic effect on South Africa of President's sanctions explained.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Symbolism of Reagan's plan here examined; President P.W. Botha's response quoted on screen. [Courtesy "Good Morning America", deputy foreign minister Louis NEL - thinks sanctions issue is being promoted without research.] [Opposition party spokesperson Helen SUZMAN - questions Pretoria's reaction.] Findings of poll of blacks regarding sanctions, taken by Institution for Black Research, outlined. [PEOPLE - disagree.]
REPORTER: Jim Hickey

Hickey, Jim;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah

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