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Africa / Soviet-Cuban Involvement / Zaire / Congress / Paris Meeting #499552

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 05, 1978
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(Studio) Congress discussions of administration evidence that Cuban troops in Angola were involved in Zaire invasion recently reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) House speaker O'Neill's assertion that President Carter and CIA director Turner revealed at meeting last week that they have hard evidence of Cubans accompanying Katangan rebels on raid noted; dispute of this by other congress leaders like John Rhodes and Robert Byrd reported Quotes from all 3 men given. Turner's briefing of House Intelligence about raid and his response to controversy over Cuban involvement stated. [TURNER - says administration doesn't say Cubans did or did not go into Zaire; notes evidence not that hard one way or another.] Statement from O'Neill's office, after his meeting with Turner, quoted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) President Carter's upcoming address to graduate class at Naval Academy and plans to make it foreign policy speech reported Questions recently raised by admin.'s apparent decision to take tougher stand in talking of USSR mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Preview of Carter's speech. President's meeting with Secretary of State Vance, UN amb. Young and national security adviser Brzezinski detailed.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Beginning of United States airlift of French Legionnaires out of Zaire described. Report on meeting in Paris among US, Britain, France, Belgium and West Germany on Zaire's troubles and Cuban-Soviet influence in Africa; is noted that no pictures were allowed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Paris, France) Details given with regard to mtgs. that take place in same building that Vietnam peace talks occurred. Positions of United States and of France and West Germany with regard to West military involvement in Zaire and rest of Africa to fight Communism stated. Protests by French Communists described; split within French Communist party noted. General French public approval of For. Legion actions in Zaire mentioned. Americans' stand against involvement in another Vietnam-style conflict cited.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Wallace, Chris

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