Friday, March 19, 2010

Lest we forget: US govt opposed #BDS against apartheid South Africa as it does against apartheid Israel

By Ali Abunimah

Department of State Bulletin

August 1, 1988

The potential impact of imposing sanctions against South Africa.;

John C. Whitehead statement; transcript
SECTION: Pg. p58(5) Vol. V88 No. N2137 ISSN: 0041-7610

LENGTH: 5215 words

Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 22, 1988. Mr. Whitehead is Deputy Secretary of State..sup.1
"Thank you for this opportunity to present the Administration's views on Senate Bill 2378, the amendments to the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986. If enacted, this legislation could have important consequences for the future of American diplomacy in South Africa and in the southern Africa region. For reasons I hope to make clear in my testimony, the Administration strongly opposes Senate Bill 2378. American interests are not served by legislation which requires that we experiment in the economic destabilization of South Africa without genuine prospects of contributing to the solution of that country's problems......"

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