United States' Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger warned the Soviet Union on Monday (24?
United States' Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger warned the Soviet Union on Monday (24 November) that its continued buildup in Angola could jeopardise detente. He also warned Cuba to stay out of the African conflict.
His warning came in a speech to the Economic Club of Detroit. He said relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union had moved from cold war confrontation to continuing negotiation, but he said the U.S. could not ignore the Soviet buildup in Angola which, could threaten other relationships."
The Soviet Union and Cuba have been supporting the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, one of three competing liberation groups seeking to control Angola now that it has gained its independence from Portugal.
This story includes excerpts from Dr. Kissinger's speech. The transcript follows.