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Waterloo Courier (Newspaper) - February 25, 1979, Waterloo, Iowa II i rv 1 1 resume exports 15 days TEHRAN Iran AP The new said Saturday it begin ex- porting Iranian oil again within 15 days breathing new life into the country's devastated economy and easing supply problems that are being blamed for re- cent price increases In downtown Tehran Saturday gunmen took over the Iranian of International Business Machine Corp A spokesman for the gunmen said they were sent by Ayatollah Khomeini's revolutionary committee to question the 330 Iranian employees to determine whether any had connections with the U.S Central Intelligence Agency the shah's SAVAK secret police or Israel No one was arrested and though the men carried weapons no shots were fired said an IBM spokesman who declined to be identified He said all foreign nationals working for IBM had left the country IN ANOTHER development the man widely regarded as the likely choice to be Iran's next president Ali Shayegan said in an interview with The Associated Press Iran cannot go back to the first century of but must become a modern nation with an internationally acceptable government Khomeini the Moslem re- ligious leader who headed the mass ment that toppled Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's government intends to establish an Islamic republic but has given few details of how it would operate Shayegan 76 returned to Iran day after 20 years in exile in France and the United States Before Iran's oil workers went on strike last fall in support of the Khomeini China says it will seize disputed land Sunday 100 pages sections February 25 1979 Waterloo Iowa 50 cents ment the nation's wells were producing 6 million barrels daily and about 5.4 million were exported Khomeini's provisional government has already made clear it does not intend to restore oil exports to the level allowed by the shah Under the shah Iran was the world's exporter of crude oil after Saudi Arabia DEPUTY Minister Amir En- said Saturday the state-owned tional Iranian Oil Co was preparing a report to determine date for tion of oil exports and the amount to be sent abroad Oil industry sources predicted Iran will probably pump 3 million barrels a day with 2.4 million going to export The difference is the oil used domestically The workers currently are producing only i enough for Iran's own needs ANIMALS SET FEVER HUMANS Vietnam strikes back at invaders Vietnamese soldiers and civilians use a small boat to cross the Red River in northwestern Vietnam as they try to escape invading Chinese troops Saturday Vietnam claimed to have AP inflicted heavy casualties on the Chinese in- vaders Meanwhile China said it intends to keep disputed border territory it captures in the fighting BANGKOK Thailand AP troops hit back at the Chinese invaders in three provinces Saturday wiping out hundreds of soldiers Hanoi radio said China vowed to continue its punitive war and made it clear it will seize disputed border lands Two members of Congress just back from the battle area confirmed intense fighting and heavy casualties but said Vietnam appears confident of winning and of getting help if it needs it apparently from Moscow A Hanoi radio broadcast monitored here said Vietnamese troops were ing Chinese advances along Highway 4 between Dong Khe and Cao Bang City in Vietnam's northernmost Cao Bang vince at the center of the embattled mile border IN HOANG Lien Son Province farther west Vietnamese units counterattacked killed hundreds of enemy and destroyed 73 vehicles and four tanks the broadcast said In the coastal Lang Son Province hundreds of enemy troops were wiped with one battalion ly trounced four miles from the Chinese border it said There have been reports that Chinese forces have penetrated as far as 20 miles into Vietnam since launching the invasion eight days ago purportedly to punish Vietnam for past border incidents In Washington U.S intelligence sources said the Chinese drive appeared to have slowed possibly in preparation for a major thrust In Peking a government official said China's action had not ended because China needs to give a bit more lessons to Vietnam Japan's Kyodo news service reported Saturday in a dispatch from the Chinese capital It quoted the unidentified official as saying The overall pull-out won't come today or tomorrow He said Chinese troops eventually will withdraw to what China claims is the border line and not the border line nam insists Kyodo reported The report said the disputed territory totals about 38 square miles and is scattered all along the border The dispatch quoted the official as saying the disputed land issue could be negotiated if Vietnam agreed IN HANOI Vietnam's official Nhan Dan newspaper rejected a mutual withdrawal formula that calls for nam to withdraw its troops from bodia and China to withdraw from nam Such a proposal was made Friday night by U.S Ambassador Andrew Young at an emergency meeting of the Security Council to discuss the Indochina conflicts The council took no action immediately and was continuing its meetings The Vietnamese invaded Cambodia two months ago and toppled the government there The ousted regime's soldiers continue to wage a guerrilla war against the Vietnamese China's allies are speaking out about China's aggression against Vietnam only to condemn Vietnam for aggression against Kampuchea the editorial said U.S Rep Elizabeth Holtzman left nam Saturday after a five-day visit that included a trip to the lines On arrival in Bangkok she said iho have supreme in themselves and feet they can on help if they need it The New York Democrat said I saw a large number of refugees a hospital with wounded soldiers I heard artillery I SAW thousands of refugees fleeing the city to the countryside bringing with them pigs oxen buffaloes and other she said after arriving in Hong Kong from Bangkok en route home I saw two trucks loaded with wounded she said She said that with fighting in Vietnam and Cambodia at the same time there's a possibility of a World War HI U.S its troops lightly WASHINGTON AP Vice President Walter F Mondale says the Carter ad- ministration has closed the door on the use of American combat troops in another country except under the most extreme compelling circumstances The vice president also warned that whenever a United States administration intervenes in a role in another country the chickens have come home to roost Asked whether the use of U.S troops in the fighting was con- a possibility the vice president Of course we do not want to send American troops anywhere except under the most extreme compelling circumstances When you talk about deploying American troops and risking American lives you need the highest the very highest set of national priorities to justify such a use of American power Mondale did not spell out what ing circumstances could require the of U.S troops to combat roles in another country The vice president was not asked and did not refer to the ing of U.S troops in such places as West Germany and South Korea MONDALE'S remarks were made day to a seminar of editors from the American Press Institute The White House released a transcript of the in- Saturday Since the fighting between the Chinese and Vietnamese broke out more than a week ago the Carter administration has been saying that the war does not jeopardize U.S interests However officials did not specifically out- line the nature of this country's interests Treasury Secretary W Michael Blumenthal arrived in Peking Saturday bearing a message from President Carter to China's leaders expressing U.S con- cern over the Chinese invasion of nam But in an interview during his flight Blumenthal said the invasion of Vietnam should not interfere with the development of good relations between the United States and China Under questioning Mondale observed that the Asian Pacific basin is a larger commercial market for the United States than Western Europe and listed U.S interests in that area as economic ty and political The vice president said no trouble was expected with Thailand a key ally of the United States And with the exception of Vietnam and Cambodia he said this country is maintaining excellent tions with the Southeast Asian nations Responding to a question about a slipping posture of the United States as a world Mondale reminded in- that other nations feel as strongly about their history traditions institutions and religions as the United States feels about its own values and history They do not like even though they may occasionally suffer silently this tion or any other nation coming in there and telling them what to do ordering them around bludgeoning them in- them or as we used to do going in covertly to manipulate their internal he said Every time we have done that sooner or later the chickens have come home to roost Mondale said We went into Chile and we encouraged the kidnapping of one of the generals who is in charge of the military service who believed in the con- democracy We didn't want him killed but we participated and we encouraged that and the guy was killed by others He was referring to the October 1970 kidnapping of Gen Rene Schneider It was hoped the kidnapping would provoke a coup against Salvador Allende a leftist who was over- thrown nearly three years later That is over It is Mondale declared But we are still living with the embarrassment and we have handed to our adversaries the communists the ability to blame everything on us Walter Mondale Today's I Quick Comment i BASEBALL and Softball 1 fans in Daytona Beach may think they have some basis for argument when they challenge an umpire's call in the upcoming season The County Fla Umpires tion which provides um- pires for the Daytona Beach recreation ment was meeting Sunday at 7 p.m EST The meeting The Florida Regional Library for the Blind Inside A number of area business firms and individuals find small planes the best way to travel Page 13 Weather Clear to partly cloudy Sunday with temperatures in the upper 20s Complete weather page 2 His fling was nice while it lasted Capitol quips We all should know by now what preparedness is That's building a door so opportunity will have a place to knock CANNES France AP He had a classy suit and a credit card bearing the magic name of an Arab tycoon That plus a lot of nerve was all Ashit Patel needed for his jaunt through the playlands of the rich police say But like all good things this escapade came to its end and Patel spent Saturday night in a French Riviera jail charged with fraud and illegal impersonation Patel 21 occupation is to have rented limousines stayed in the best hotels of London and Paris and generally wanned up his winter by posing son of Adnan a Saudi Patel Arabian financier and reputed billionaire Patel a Londoner of Indian descent got his idea from a chance encounter with a relative of in Los Angeles last year investigators say ACCORDING TO the police Patel's first step was to get himself a paper identifying him as a So he applied for a telephone to be installed in his non-existent limousine On Jan 15 he got a certificate attesting that one Ashit had filed an application He told the company to charge it to Enterprises There is no such firm Then he moved to Phase Two of his plan getting a credit card He telephoned American Express head- quarters in Phoenix Ariz and presented himself as son The company eager to please so illustrious a client asked him to contact its European head- quarters in Brighton England Twenty-four hours later he was able to collect his credit card at the American Express agency in Piccadilly London Could Mr show some Certainly he said flashing his application for a car telephone With the credit card he moved into a plush London hotel bought himself a princely wardrobe and telephoned a real estate agent on the Riviera to inquire about buying a few villas in Antibes The agent apparently mesmerized by the name immediately flew to London bought him an airline ticket and took him to France to look at some properties spent a few days in Paris hotels playing the Arab nabob and buying more clothes with his credit card Then he flew to Nice hired a limousine and toured the Riviera for a few days But he tripped up He checked into the Hotel de la Croisette in Cannes probably not knowing that this hotel is a favorite hangout of the real He presented his credit card and whispered the omnipotent name but the reception clerk asked to see his passport The passport was in the name of Patel Unflappable as ever he explained that as a scion of the mighty family he always traveled under a false name for security Still suspicious the clerk discreetly asked private secretary who happened to be staying at the hotel to take a look at the young man The secretary took one look and called the police On Thursday Patel was brought before a judge who ordered him held on cion of fraud and illegal
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