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Carter / Zaire Conflict / Cuban Involvement #499258

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 14, 1978
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(Studio) Questions in President Carter's press conf., concerning Zaire conflict, Cuban involvement and Fidel Castro's denials of involvement, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) President's announcement of irrefutable evidence of Cuban involvement in Zaire and refusal to release evidence reported His comments about Castro's claims, include fact that Cuban leader knew of invasion plans, noted. [CARTER - lists actions Castro could have taken to give advance notice of invasion plans, include notifying Zambian government and Org. of African Unity.] President's remarks about Cuban presence in Angola and Ethiopia cited. [CARTER - notes Prospect for further fighting between Eritrea and Ethiopia; thinks it's time for Cubans to withdraw from Ethiopia.] Admin. policy about Africa, as stated by Carter, given.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Unusual nature of Carter's position that Castro could have ordered troops in Angola to block Zaire invasion examined. Report is on document shown to White House reporter with regard to United States contention that Cuba was involved in invasion.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details of document given. REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Reporter is asked why paper wasn't publicized.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Reporter's opinions on reasons for secrecy given. Comment on credibility of document made.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Zaire's request in Brussels to ntns. for economic aid reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Woodruff, Judy

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