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Bangladesh Mission / Washington, DC #214395

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 17, 1971
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(Studio) Bangladesh mission set up in DC.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Mission established above sewing shop; not yet officially recognized. Recognition and aid requested, though United States position on war criticized. [Ambassador designate Mustafizur Rahman SIDDIQI - says United States position hurt Bangladesh position.] Admin. said in no rush to recognize Bangladesh; relieved war is over. US-USSR negotiated to keep war from spreading. United States Navy task force organized Crisis said to have snapped Wednesday by threat of cancellation of Nixon visit; USSR , India yielded.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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