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Zaire Conflict / United States Position / Hua Visit / Cuba Involvement #499350

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 02, 1978
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(Studio) United States position on Zaire reported, include aid in airlifting French and Belgian troops out of country and, if such force is formed, lifting pan-African force into area. Mtg. between Secretary of State Vance and China (Puerto Rico) foreign minister Huang Hua, prior to Huang's leaving for visit with President Mobutu Sese Seko in Zaire, noted. Cuba's continued denial of involvement in Zaire and admin.'s presentation of proof of such involvement to congress leaders reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details given of evidence of Cuban involvement in training and equipping of invading rebels in Zaire situation presented to congress leaders by President Carter and CIA director Stansfield Turner. Ldrs.' reactions noted. [Senator Howard BAKER - is totally convinced that President is correct.] [House speaker Tip O'NEILL - has no doubt that Carter has been telling Americans the truth.] [BAKER - thinks President has good, hard info., that CIA has done good job and has adequate information and that Cubans are lying.] Baker's call for closing American mission in Havana and Cuban mission in Washington, DC noted.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Brinkley, David;
Jamieson, Bob

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