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World IN BRIEF : ANGOLA : Regime Hardens Peace Talks Position

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

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.


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