NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 08, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's description of USSR 's invasion of Afghanistan recalled; French refusal to attend meeting later in month with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and West German's apparent attitude noted. Condemnation of Afghan invasion by North Korea and Romania mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Reaction to US-USSR relationship at United Nations examined. [Secretary General Kurt WALDHEIM, Senator Daniel MOYNIHAN, VANCE - comment.] January 14 vote in UN General Assembly on Afghanistan recalled; details given. [VANCE - comments on implications of Third World vote against USSR .] USSR concern over Moslem opposition cited. [Kuwait ambassador Abdullah BISHARA - says USSR in direct collision with Islamic ntns. for 1st time.] Positions of Josip Tito of Yugoslavia, Shagari of Nigeria, Kaunda of Zambia, Saddam of Iraq, Sabah of Kuwait, Indira Gandhi of India outlined; photos shown. [MOYNIHAN - comments.] Criticism of Carter administration with regard to crisis reported; White House photograph shown. [Senator Mark HATFIELD - comments.] Opportunity for US presented by situation mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin