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    The Albanian Foreign Minister, Mr. Nesti Nase, has accused the Soviet Union and the United?

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    SV Delegates seated. (2 shots)

    GV Albanian Foreign Minister, Mr. Nesti Nase speaking in French. (3 shots)

    GV AND SV East German Foreign Minister Herr Oskar Fischer speaking in German. (2 shots)

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    Background: The Albanian Foreign Minister, Mr. Nesti Nase, has accused the Soviet Union and the United States of exploiting the Lebanese civil war at the expense of the Arab states and the Palestinian people.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Nase made the claim when he addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday (4 October).

    He said that the Palestinian people had a just cause which was supported by all those people and states who supported freedom. He accused both Washington and Moscow of knifing the Palestinians in the back by fomenting the Lebanese conflict. Mr. Nase said the two super powers were also trying to create difficulties and tensions in the Arab world by practical use of their favourite motto -- divide and rule.

    The Albanian Foreign Minister said that the Arab states had reacted to the threat by reinforcing their unity and defending their national rights. Mr. Nase said that the Albanian people gave strong support to all Arab states in their stand against Soviet and United States imperialist aggression. He also attacked Zionism and condemned those who plotted against the aspirations of the Palestinian people. Mr. Nase claimed that both the United States and the Soviet Union were intent on making the Arab states submit to their will.

    Later, the East German Foreign Minister, Herr Oskar Fischer, reaffirmed the irrevocable division of Germany into two separate states with different social systems and alliances. He told the General Assembly that it would be to no-one's advantage to question the European post-war order which was documented and sealed in last year's Helsinki conference. Herr Fischer said that membership of East and West Germany in the United Nations was evidence that they were independent of each other. The East German Foreign Minister added that his country wanted to pursue its national construction in what he called tranquillity and security. He aid that East Germany was doing everything it could to abide by the Helsinki accord. Herr Fischer said East Germany favoured the convening of all-European conferences t discuss multilateral arrangements for energy, environmental protection and transport.

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