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Moslem Republics / Baker Visit / Uzbekistan #585054

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 16, 1992
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Competition between Iran and United States for influence among the Moslem republics of central Asia noted.

(Samarkand, Uzbekistan: John Dancy) Secretary of State James Baker's tour of the fabled cities of central Asia to set the groundwork for a US foothold in the region featured; scenes shown from Samarkand, Uzbekistan. [Uzbekistan president Islam KARIMOV - (thru translator) comments.] [Opposition leader Aburahim PULATOV - (thru translator) says we have no political freedom.] [Duke University professor Martha ALCOTT - affirms the need for a United States presence in these republics.]

Dancy, John;
Utley, Garrick

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