AFRICA: Moscow's Risky Bid for Influence

"Unless the Soviet Union shows restraint in its foreign policy actions, the situation in our relationship is bound to become more tense."

Thus, at a Washington press conference, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger last week once again warned Moscow to stop its massive support of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (M.P.L.A.) faction in Angola's civil war. Soviet "actions in Angola [are] incompatible with a relaxation of tensions," added Kissinger. Moscow quickly indicated that it was not heeding Kissinger's threat. Declared the government newspaper Izvestia: "Support for the national liberation...

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