• Short Summary

    Presidency Jimmy Carter's special envoy, Clark Clifford, says the United States has made clear to the Soviet Union that there will be war if Soviet troops move into the Gulf from Afghanistan.

  • Description

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    SCU Afghan President Babrak Karmal speaking
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    GV ZOOM Skyline of Kabul ZOOM Balahisa Fort, Soviet Headquarters
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    3.
    GV Street scenes in Kabul
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    4.
    SV Soviet soldier combining into truck (2 shots)
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    TRACK Soviet troops surrounded armoured vehicle
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    CU Letter informing newsmen of restrictions
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    7.
    GV Newsmen climbing into bus (2 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Presidency Jimmy Carter's special envoy, Clark Clifford, says the United States has made clear to the Soviet Union that there will be war if Soviet troops move into the Gulf from Afghanistan. After talks with the Indian Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi, in New Delhi, Mr Clifford said on Thursday (31 January) that Soviets must know that if their plan is to move to the Gulf that means war. In Afghanistan, meanwhile the country's President, Babrak Karmal has said unearthed evidence of a plot by his executed predecessor, Hafizullah Amin, and the United States to invade neighbouring Iran.

    SYNOPSIS: The President told a reporter from Soviet Television on Monday (28 January) that all Afghans welcomed the Soviet presence. He said Soviet troops had been invited to protect Afghanistan from attacks by outside powers.

    Reporters in Kabul, say the capital is generally calm and quiet. The Soviet headquarters is the Balahisa Fort. Exactly a century ago, this fort was the headquarters of a British mission -- local Afghans slaughtered them all.

    Statements from some Afghan officials are said to have confused foreign correspondents in the country. A reporter from the British Broadcasting Corporation says he was told there were no Soviet troops in Afghanistan -- only Soviet advisors
    Scenes like this should not be filmed. Most Soviet activity goes on after curfew, but sometimes the troops cannot get home in time.

    Some newsmen say their cables are censored and that strict rules are laid down for filming. According to reporters in the country camera crews caught filming what the Soviet-backed regime does not approve of are told to leave the country almost immediately.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6A3NXKCNHOPH9H96VLF4NUSXH
    Media URN:
    VLVA6A3NXKCNHOPH9H96VLF4NUSXH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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