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Zaire / Cuba / USSR / Afghanistan / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) #498811

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1978
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(Studio) Fierce fighting reported in Zaire, as rebels try Shaba prov. takeover. Cuban presence said chgd.; denied by USSR .
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Reaction of State Department to Zaire situation reported Safety of Americans in combat areas said chief concern. [Henry KISSINGER - says if Cubans present in Zaire, USSR is to blame. Believes United States must call USSR hand on imperial policy in Africa. Says Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) may have to be involved. Cites Afghanistan coup. Believes if USSR persists, all United States negotiations with USSR should be reconsidered.] Significance of Kissinger position considered.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Brokaw, Tom;
Valeriani, Richard

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