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Somalia-Ethiopia War / United States Position #52575

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 1978
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(Studio) Secretary of State Vance's concern with regard to USSR and Cuban troops in Ethiopia-Somalia war noted. Reports on this war.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details of Soviet-Cuban military build up in horn of Africa, as cited by Vance, given. [VANCE - explains possible change in present United States policy of hands off.] Details given with regard to such change in United States policy and possibility of US allowing ntns. like Iran and Saudi Arabia to sell Somalia some American weapons.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(DC) Report on concerns of war locally, with regard to Ogaden Desert, and internationally with regard to oil shipping lanes from Persian Gulf and across Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and through Suez Canal. Concerns of Israel, US, Egypt and Sudan noted. Recent changes in balance of power and influence in area detailed. Also mentioned are Somalia ports of Berbera and Mogadishu. Films shown. Egyptian and Sudanese concerns about water from Nile River, which begins in Ethiopia, and Secretary Vance's warning today to Ethiopia with regard to invasion of Somalia, noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Reporter(s):
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:04:30

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