The Angolan government unexpectedly hardened its position at peace talks in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and UNITA rebels called for U.S. intervention in the dispute. A 1991 treaty called for the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola and the governing party to merge their forces into a national army with equal representation. But sources close to the talks said foreign observers were surprised by a new government demand for 120,000 of its troops to remain under arms while the UNITA contingent would be limited to about 3,000 or 4,000.
World IN BRIEF : ANGOLA : Regime Hardens Peace Talks Position
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