ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 1979
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(Studio) Andrew Young reported criticizing President Carter's decision to sell arms to Morocco's King Hassan for guerrilla war in Sahara desert; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) CIA report on internal stability in Morocco said stating that King Hassan will probably lose his seat in coming year; portions of report transcribed on screen. Hassan's long-term relationship with United States recalled; films shown. Internal problems of Morocco outlined; assassination attempts recalled, include 1972 incident in which Hassan's own air force tried to shoot his plane down. Films shown. West Sahara dispute, between Hassan and guerrillas supported by Algeria and Moscow examined; CIA assessment of king's chances in war quoted on screen. Weapons sold to Morocco and rationale considered; arguments pro and con such sales by United States cited.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore