• Short Summary

    United States representative Daniel Moynihan made his third attack within a week on Wednesday (10 December) on the Soviet Union for attempting to "colonise Africa' by intervening in the Angolan civil war.

  • Description

    United States representative Daniel Moynihan made his third attack within a week on Wednesday (10 December) on the Soviet Union for attempting to "colonise Africa' by intervening in the Angolan civil war.

    Mr. Moynihan spoke to newsmen after a bitter exchange in the United Nations between China and the Soviet Union during a meeting of the General Assembly.

    Soviet Ambassador Jacob Malik accused China of collusion with the United States and South Africa in an attempt to overthrow the legal government of the former Portuguese colony.

    He also said the Soviet Union's support of the Luanda-based Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) was a selfless defence of the Angolan people. He asserted that only the MPLA could solve the problems of Angola.

    Mr. Malik spoke after Chinese Ambassador Lai Ya-Lin had accused the Soviet Union of having started civil war in Angola through its one-sided support of the MPLA.

    The Soviet Ambassador also attacked Mr. Moynihan saying his address to the General Assembly two days earlier had been "a didactic lecture" based on "the worlds of journalistic hacks in zionist newspapers".

    Mr. Moynihan told newsmen the moment had come for the United Nations to face the fact of Soviet imperialism and colonialism in Africa.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA28LFEFCZC6LYW6KIRFETMLNOM
    Media URN:
    VLVA28LFEFCZC6LYW6KIRFETMLNOM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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