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United States Lifts Arms Embargo / India, Pakistan / Kashmir Question #238743

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 24, 1975
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(Studio) United States lifts arms embargo against India and Pakistan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [State Department spokesperson Robert ANDERSON - says United States has no intention of upsetting strategic arms balance on subcontinent, or resuming pre-1965 role of major arms supplier to region. United States won't try to stimulate arms race.] India dubious about decision. [Indian ambassador T. North KAUL - says arms won't be bought by Pakistan just for heck of it; to be used against India and Afghanistan.] [Pakistani ambassador South YAQUB-KHAN - states country doesn't have enough funds to buy quantity of arms from US.] New American ambassador to India, William Saxbe, opposed whole idea of lifting embargo. Soviet Defense Min. just arrived in New Delhi and will take advantage of India's current disappointment in US.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) 3/5 of Kashmir controlled by India; 2/5 by Pakistan. India announces return to power in Kashmir of Sheik Mohammed Abdullah; India jailed him 22 years ago for plotting Kashmir's secession. Pakistan not consulted before today's announcement made; Prime Min. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto calls for worldwide protest Friday by Pakistanis and Kashmiris.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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