A Clear Statement of Disapproval

The U.S. condemns apartheid as "morally wrong"

The Reagan Administration has rarely had much to say about South Africa's official policy of racial discrimination, known as apartheid, but its attitudes toward the country have often seemed sympathetic to the government of Prime Minister P.W. Botha. Last week the State Department moved to counter criticism that the U.S. is too closely aligned to the all-white regime. In what was billed as a major policy speech, Under Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger firmly denounced South Africa's political system as "morally wrong." Said he: "We must reject the legal and political premises and consequences...

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