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Thursday, February 8, 1979
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QJVAL A-lh Thurs.. Feb. 8. '79 The Arizona Republic fit? -? ?1 ir 1- TV I-? l ,vsL u.s. saent mishandled Iran, Teng says An Iranian soldier is kissed by a demonstrator at a pro-Bakhtiar rally in Tehran. Takeover of Iranian cities Continued from Page A-l the demonstrators spilled into congested auto traffic. The official administrations in many of the cities and towns that were taken over reportedly were paralyzed or had collapsed. Ayatollah Mohammad Hossein Khademi, religious leader in Isfahan, said the Moslem marshals had been issued special identity papers to enable them to take over civil duties. The marshals arrested several car thieves, recovered stolen private belongings and returned them to their owners, he said Clergymen in Shiraz were reported to have set up an "Islamic cooperative-development organization," taking over the functions of the public sector, including road building. "Thousands of Moslem youths have joined a cleanliness campaign begun Tuesday," reports from that city said. The clergy's control of government departments, many of which have been strike-bound since November, was expected to accelerated after marches today, politicians said. U.S.-Iranian ties will be good in 2 years, envoy to U.N. says I'nited Press International XKW YORK - I'.S. Ambussadnr to the I'nited Nations Andrew Young said Wednesday he expects the I'nited .States will establish good relations with Iran in two years. "I think that in two years, our relationship with Iran will be on a pretty good keel." Young told the New York Forum, a group of journalists, during a wide-ranging 'JO-minute briefing at ;the City University Graduate Center. '; "The next year will be pretty-rough. ' he added. "Immediately, they'll turn to France . . . hut eventually, they'll turn to us." . Young declined to give any endorsement to either Iranian Prime Minister Shahpour Hakhtiar or religious leader Ayatollah liuhollah Khomeini, saying, "What I would like for us to avoid doing is cheering either side." He said he hupes the I'nited States will back the Iranian people's struggle for freedom. "Ultimately, that's where I would hope we would put our faith in. I would hope we would be a helpful influence rather than a hindrance." He did say he thought the ayatollah "does not realize the forces he is in control of. I doubt it is possible to have a fundamentally Islamic state (in Iran). Too much Westernization has infiltrated that state." He speculated that the unrest in Iran might cause some "renewed activity" in the stalled Middle Fast peace talks. "The collapse in Iran lets the Saudis know how much they need a strong Egyptian government." he said. "And it (the unrest) might make the Israelis reassess their position." Setc ambassador already chosen Iran to replace envoy in U.S. United Press International ' WASHINGTON Iran will replace Ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi, the shah's favorite, with a man Zahedi tried to boot off his embassy staff, the State Department said Wednesday. Spokesman Ilodding Carter III said the Iranian government had notified the department "informally" it will withdraw Zahedi from his post Feb. Kuwait says it received arms from Russians : KUWAIT (AP) - Pro-Western Kuwait has received arms including sophisticated ground-to-air missiles from the Soviet Union, Gen. Mubarak al-Abduallah al-Sabah, chief of staff of the armed forces, said Wednesday. . He made the statement to the two Kuwait daily newspapers but gave no details. He denied Soviet instructors would train Kuwaiti troops in the use of the new arms. He said instructors from an unnamed Arab country, believed to be Syria, would supervise training. Kuwait launched a program two years ago to develop its armed forces and diversify its sources of arms. The United States, Britain and France are its traditional suppliers. Comxiny Ojtem up trouble wilh a men's room window WALDEN, N.Y. (AP) Employees at the Pierce Industries factory here were miffed when the company installed a 10-foot-wide window on the interior wall of the men's restroom. One employee said he believed the ide was to ensure that employees 'don't spend too much time in the bathroom. Another noted that women were upset by the window. Office Manager Hill Scott said the window was installed "just to give .better lighting" in the bathroom. "It was a management decision," he said. The problem was settled when the company decided to paint the lower Jalf of the window 17 and elevate political counselor Assad Homayoun to charge d'affairs or, acting ambassador. The move would presumably end a topsy-turvy state of affairs in which Zahedi, then Homayoun, then Zahedi claimed mastery over Iran's chaotic embassy in a miniature replay of the turmoil in their country. Zahedi, formerly the shah's son-in-law and his closest confidant, is one of Washington's senior ambassadors. He was reported to be in California Wednesday and was not available for comment on the reported termination of his ambassadorship. His power struggle with Homayoun began when the shah left Iran on his extended "vacation." Zahedi reportedly tendered his resignation, elevating Homauyon to power as the second ranking man. Iran's foreign ministry asked Zahedi to stay on, however, reportedly at the insistence of monarchist generals who viewed Zahedi's Washington position as a symbolic reflection of the shah's right to rule. When Zahedi left Washington to ' spend time with the shah in Morocco last month, his staff split into factions. The Iranian foreign ministry ordered the shah's portraits removed from embassy walls. Homayoun tried to comply. Two pro-shah military attaches stationed guards around the portraits. Homayoun proclaimed himself in charge, asked the State Department to cancel the accreditation of the military men and claimed Zahedi was about to be withdrawn. The military men reportedly seized control of the premises, however. Diplomats loyal to Homayoun went on strike. When Zahedi returned last week, he reinstated the men Homayoun had fired and told the State Department that Homayoun was being recalled to Tehran for reassignment. H'lmavnnn pvr toft. China policy aids Soviets Goldwater Republic Bureau WASHINGTON - The severing of the U.S. defense treaty with Taiwan has given the Soviet Union "a great advantage" wherever the Russians compete with American influence in the world, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., said Wednesday. "The Taiwan sellout was a measure of American expediency," Goldwater told the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics. "It showed the world that our commitments to the defense of freedom are subject to readjustment and abrogation whenever it suits our government to dishonor them," he said. "This has had a disastrous effect on American prestige everywhere, especially in the Middle East and among the NATO allies." Goldwater added that he would not blame the Taiwanese if they decided the Soviets would make more dependable allies than the United States. "Remember, the great fear of the Taiwanese is grounded in the possibility of an assault by Communist China," he explained. "What better buffer could they erect to such a contingency than an alliance with the Soviet Union?" If that happened, "let me say that our treatment of Taiwan, all by itself, has handed the Soviets a great advantage not only in the Far East, but in every other area of the world where they compete with American influence." Goldwater also criticized President Carter for retreating from his original stand on human rights. "... Throughout the entire negotiations on Chinese recognition," he said, "there was no mention ever of mainland China's miserable, murder-strewn record in this regard. "The president, who finds so much to complain about in other areas of the world, apparently saw nothing wrong in recognizing a Communist regime that has killed more people in its short history of control over the teeming millions of that great country than any other collection of dictators or tyrants in the hVto'v of 'he world " on charges, Soviets say Associated Press MOSCOW The Soviet Union accused the Carter administration Wednesday of public silence and internal vacillation in the face of Chinese Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-ping's bluntly anti-Soviet statements last week in Washington. The latest Kremlin attack came in a commentary appearing in the newspaper Izvestia. Commentator Stanis-lav Kondrashov con-tended the administration of President Carter "lacks necessary firmness" and thus is likely to be pressured by an emerging anti-Soviet "Chinese lobby" on Capitol Hill. Describing the overall tone of the Teng visit, Kondrashov wrote: "speaking figuratively, the columns of the White House were wrapped in wall posters inscribed in an extremely bras! style." But the Soviet commentary asserted that "the White House had no comment at all on remarks abusing detente. . .and efforts to achieve disarmament." Izvestia noted that although U.S. official policies do not coincide with China's, "some politicians find the services offered by Peking to be enticing." "The devil of anti-So-vietism is strong, just as the wish to pull the 'Chinese lever' and a bid to bargain for unilateral concessions from Moscow," it said. In this context, the Soviet newspaper argued that "the present Washington administration is apt to vacillate." Izvestia said Peking's strategy was "aimed at galvanizing the opponents of detente, at creating a new "Chinese lobby" on Capitol Hill and through it influencing the administration which lacks necessary firmness in the desired direction." Associated Press TOKYO Chinese Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-ping, fresh from a trip to America, told Japanese leaders Wednesday the United States showed a lack of direction on Iran and mishandled the crisis there, a spokesman reported. Teng told former Premier Takeo Fukuda that the United States has shown indecision and that "the United States' handling of the crisis lacks direction," Fukuda's secretary Yoshiro Mori said. Teng stopped in Japan for two days of talks with Japanese leaders after his four-city tour of the United States. He called on the former premier because Fukuda was in office when the Chinese-Japanese peace and friendship treaty was signed last year. The Chinese official told Fukuda he thought the Russians are already in Iran and that they surely will become a destabilizing influence, Mori said. Iran has been embroiled in more than a year of political turmoil directed against the authoritarian rule of Shah Mohmmad Reza Pahlavi, who was forced to leave the oil-rich nation last month. The secretary quoted Teng as saying the United States "is allowing the Soviet Union to place a lot of pawns on the world's chessboard" and "things cannot be allowed to go on this way." Teng called for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Korea, but also urged Washington to check Soviet expansionism in other parts of the world, Mori said. "Should the U.S. troops leave South Korea, they will still be near by, so it will not affect the stability of the region . . . But it would be better for both Taiwan and South Korea if the troops were withdrawn," Teng was quoted as saying. Teng also criticized Vietnam and Cuba, saying the United States cannot simply allow Cuba to increase its influence in Africa. He told Japanese Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira that some restraint must be exercised over the activities of Vietnam. After the Japanese media described Teng as having called for the punishment of Vietnam, Ohira told opposition parliamentarians, "I don't think he had military action in mind." A new Cambodian leadership came to power after a Vietnamese-backed invasion of the country last month, and China claims the Soviet Union was behind Vietnam's action. The Chinese sought recourse in the U.N. Security Council, but the Soviet Union vetoed the resolution. Teng said that in regard to Vietnam, "China would not act in haste," but he added, "We've warned them (the Vietnamese) on countless occasions," and "the Chinese are a people who act on their words." Teng also paid a visit on former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka, who stepped down in 1974 and is currently a defendant in the multimillion-dollar Lockheed bribery and payoff trial. As prime minister in 1972, Tanaka was primarily responsible for establishing relations between Tokyo and Peking. U.S. regards embassy as Peking's United Press International WASHINGTON Taiwan's Washington embassy legally belongs to Peking now and Taipei must accept its new unofficial status or face a break in relations with the United States, a top State Department official said Wednesday. The statements by Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher before the House Foreign Affairs Committee were the harshest the administration has made since announcing Dec. 15 it no longer would recognize Taiwan as a nation. He said the State Department considers Twin Oaks the Washington residence of the Taiwan Thailand confident of U.S. security aid WASHINGTON (AP) - Thailand's Prime Minister Kriangsak Chomanan said Wednesday that he received assurances during his official visit here that the United States "will take definite action" if Thailand is the target of a foreign invasion. Kriangsak told a news conference that, on the basis of his talks with President Carter and other officials, Thailand has confidence that the preservation of Thai security has full American backing. Kriangsak stressed he is not seeking an American troop commitment but rather the "means" to enable Thailand to defend itself. U.S. weapons deliveries to Thailand have been taking two to three years, and Kriangsak said he received a commitment that deliveries would be made "as soon as possible." to be the property ambassador, acquired in 1937 of communist China. "Property that was owned by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) prior to 1949 is in legal contemplation the property of China, the rightful property of the People's Republic of China (Peking), and we would take that position in litigation," Christopher said. Taiwan tried to keep its American properties by signing them over to a private organization shortly after President Carter announced the United States would recognize the Peking government. Christopher also mentioned the possibility of a cutoff in Washington-Taiwan relations if the Taipei government balks at accepting non-nation status. He said the administration's plan for establishing a private corporation to deal with Taiwan in the future cannot work unless Taiwan sets up a similar institution. So far, Taiwan has resisted the idea of informal relations in hopes of maintaining some form of official recognition. The House and Senate foreign-affairs panels are considering Carter's proposal for the Taiwan institute. The Senate committee heard testimony on the plan Wednesday, including a gloomy prediction from former CIA Deputy Director Ray Cline, who said he expects Peking to begin harassing Taiwan shortly after the United States formally cuts off relations March 1. 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