South Africa Mixed Signals on Sanctions

Europe and Japan adopt measures, but Reagan ponders a veto

"I don't think in all honesty that the Administration has a very good idea where it is headed in South Africa." So said Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar as the U.S., and indeed much of the world, waited to see whether President Reagan would veto a bill mandating strong new economic sanctions against South Africa.

Among the provisions in the bill, which was passed by large majorities in both houses of Congress, are a ban on new public or private loans, investments or extensions of credit and an embargo on the import of South African uranium, coal, textiles, iron...

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