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Spanish Sahara / Phosphate Issue #34940

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 1975
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(Studio) Morocco publishes agreement that says it and Mauritania will help Spain run Spanish Sahara until March. Algeria wants in on spoils of phosphate.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Yassoufia, Morocco) Only United States and USSR produce more phosphates than Morocco. 85% of production used for fertilizer. Demand for Moroccan phosphate high. Mauritania and Algeria want to share with Morocco the riches of Saharan phosphate. Morocco's King Hassan sent people into Sahara to take it over. Spain wants to protect its $200 million investment in Saharan phosphates and supplies. Econ. rewards great re: phosphates.
REPORTER: Jerry King

King, Jerry;
Reasoner, Harry

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