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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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    GV Kissinger entering room full of pressmen.
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    CU Kissinger speaks.
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    KISSINGER: "We do not confuse the relaxation of tension with permitting the Soviet Union to expand its sphere by military means.And that is the issue, for example in Angola. The danger to detents that we face now os that our domestic disputes are depriving as of both the ability to provide incentives to moderation such as in the restrictions on the Trade Act. As well as the ability to resist military moves by the Soviet Union as in Angola, we will without any questions resist, and failure to resist can only lead other countries to conclude that their situation is becoming increasingly precarious. Because in Angola we are not talking about American participation. We are talking about giving military and financial assistance to the people who are doing the fighting.



    Unless the Soviet Union shows 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.



    We have to make a decision whether with an emerging superpower we should conduct our foreign policy entirely on the basis of unbreakable hostility or whether through a combination of moderation or creating incentives for moderation and firmness when challenged, channel the inevitable competition onto a direction which prevents, what has generally happened when a new super power has emerged, namely a war. And a war under the present circumstances would have catastrophic consequences for all of humanity."




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    EDITOR'S NOTE: The film is serviced with a speech from Dr. Kissinger. Here is a full transcript:-

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    Background: 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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    N/A

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