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    United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warmed the Soviet Union and the US Senate on Tuesday (23 December) that an extremely dangerous situation was developing in Angola.

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    United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warmed the Soviet Union and the US Senate on Tuesday (23 December) that an extremely dangerous situation was developing in Angola.

    The Soviet Union was told that the US would "without any question resist military expansion". And the Secretary of State criticised the US Senate for cutting off assistance to anti-Soviet factions in Angola.

    His remarks, at a news conference in Washington, came less than a week after the Senate passed a measure forbidding continued US military aid to anti-Soviet forces in the West African country.

    He said that the Soviet action in supplying military advisers and equipment, and Cuba sending large numbers of troops were "incompatible with the relaxation of tensions".

    "Unless the Soviet Union shows more restraint in its foreign policy actions, the situation in our relationship is bound to become more tense, and there is no question that the United States will not accept Soviet military expansion, " said Dr. Kissinger.

    He added, "Our failure to resist can only lead other countries to conclude that their situation is becoming increasingly precarious."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD5DFJ260ZB1ZA1TBWZLSVE30L
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5DFJ260ZB1ZA1TBWZLSVE30L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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