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Memorandum of Conversation, Washington, January 17, 1970, 10:30 a.m.

US Government State Department


Washington, January 17, 1970, 10:30 a.m.

Four pro-Biafran individuals meeting with Assistant Secretary of State Newsom complained that the United States was doing nothing to prevent starvation while endorsing Federal Military Government (FMG) propaganda. Newsom countered by stressing FMG sovereignty and the need for hard facts.

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Special Coordinator on Relief to Civilian Victims of the Nigerian Civil War, February 1969-June 1970, Lot 70 D 336, Box 517. Confidential.

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