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Castro / Cuban Refugees To United States / Zaire Invasion Involvement #499249

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 13, 1978
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(Studio) Fidel Castro's statements to 2 United States congmen. about his plans to allow some 1600 people to leave Cuba for United States and his denials, to group include reporters, of any part in recent Katangan invasion of Zaire detailed. Castro's report that he tried and failed to get Angolan government to stop invasion noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House officials' statements twice today that they don't believe Castro's statement about Cuban involvement in Zaire outlined. Principal White House evidence of Cuban involvement stated as being letter from rebel leader, General M'Bumba to Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda asking for permission for rebels to cross Zambia en route to Zaire from Angola; rebel leader's alleged references to Cuban support and help in letter noted.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Anchor describes intensity with which White House has made case about Cuban involvement; asks if there are still those who don't believe in this involvement.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Skepticism among people on Capitol Hill and at State Department outlined.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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