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Memorandum of Conversation, Washington, February 9, 1971

US Government State Department


Washington, February 9, 1971

In meeting with Assistant Secretary of State Newsom, Abassador Iyalla again raised the issue of admitting into the United States key members of the former Biafran regime, in particular Christopher C. Mojekwu, formerly Commissioner for Home Affairs. Newsom explained the limitations on what the Department of State could do about it.

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, POL 30 Nigeria. Confidential. In telegram 2103 from the Embassy in Nigeria to the Department of State, March 8, 1971, Trueheart reported that he had informed Ambassador Iyalla of the issuance of a visa to Mojekwu. Iyalla's only comment was “General Gowon will not like this.” (Ibid.)

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