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Guatemala / West Germany / Von Spreti Murder #450951

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 06, 1970
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(Studio) German ambassador to Guatemala murdered by kidnappers after Guatemala refuses demands of 24 political prisoners, $700,000; West Germany recalls all diplomats; other govts. stunned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Guatemala City, Guatemala) Ambassador Karl von Spreti killed; German government withdraws diplomats claiming poor protection. [Guatemala SPOKESPERSON - promises strong steps by government]
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(No location given) Guatemala government calls 3 days mourning; admits inability to protect foreign diplomats.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Fort Bliss, Texas) [W. German chancellor Willy BRANDT - recognizes serious problem of government cooperation against such terrorists; will discuss issue with Nixon.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Brinkley, David;
Newman, Edwin

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