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India-Pakistan / US #14067

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 06, 1971
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(Studio) President Nixon favors absolute neutrality in conflict. State Department announces suspension of economic aid to India. House Appropriations Committee moves to end all aid, except refugee assistance to both cntrys.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) State Department adviser Joseph Sisco accompanies new Pakistan ambassador to White House to present papers to President Nixon. Defense Secretary Melvin Laird reports to Nixon on Indian planes attacking United States and United Nations aircraft, United States ship. [LAIRD - denounces attacks.] Laird leaves for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Brussels. Nixon determined not to force USSR into aiding India. 3 powers probably won't intervene.

Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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