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Telegram 1699 From the Embassy in Nigeria to the Department of State, February 15, 1970, 0955Z

US Government State Department


February 15, 1970, 0955Z

Ambassador TRUEHEART believed that U.S. pressures on the relief front had bought U.S.-Nigerian relations close to the breaking point and thus the United States should maintain the lowest of profiles until the irritations recently created had subsided somewhat. He noted that the feeding problem was being addressed with increasing effectiveness.

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, POL 1 Nigeria-US. Secret; Immediate; Eyes Only.

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