SOUTHWEST ASIA: Outrage in Islam

Muslim nations condemn the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

It may yet prove to be a watershed in Moscow's dealings with the Third World. In Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, foreign ministers representing the 35 members of the Islamic Conference last week condemned the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan as a "flagrant violation" of international law. The delegates, who represented such traditional friends of Moscow as Algeria, Libya and the Palestine Liberation Organization, also demanded "the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all Soviet troops stationed on Afghan territory" and suspended Afghanistan's membership in the...

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