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Zaire Conflict #258026

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1978
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(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee request of administration for evidence to support President Carter's chgs. that Cuba was involved in recent rebel invasion of Zaire noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator Robert Byrd's chgs. that policies formulated in Moscow and Havana resulted in murder of civilians in Zaire stated and Senator George McGovern's taking issue with this statement detailed. Repeated denials of involvement by Cuban officials noted. [McGOVERN - thinks conflicting reports need to be straightened out.] Committee decision to ask CIA for evidence of administration chgs. noted. [Secretary of State VANCE - thinks asking CIA dir. to bring evidence to committee is wise.] Comments of CIA official re: evidence of Cuban involvement with Katangan rebels outlined.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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