Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 2, 1973 · Page 32
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 32

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, August 2, 1973
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Ga I esbur ister-Mail. Golesbur Thursda By United Press International Communist insurgents threatening Phnotn Penh from three slides openad a major new offensive today 13 miles southeast of the capital and were from it rejported about lVz mi tftte city's outer defense perimeter. There was open talk of intervention by South Vietnam on behalf of iis embattled neighbor. Field reports said four Communist battalions, which at full strength would number about 2,000 troops, had isolated the town of Dey Eth, 13 miles southeast of the capital, and cut Highway 1, a vital lifeline to Phnom Penh. The Cambodian command said Highway 1 was severed at Dey Eth, meaning the govern* ment had lost about six miles of the highway. The road was previously reported cut at Benteay Dek about 18 miles southeast of Phnom Penh. Government front line positions were established about a half mile from the town of Koki, 12 miles down Highway 1 from Phnom Penh. That put the rebels about PA miles from the government defenders. In Saigon, South Vietnamese government spokesman Bui Bao True said although there to are no present plans Saigon would con- intervene, sider" sending help if the Lon Nol regime in Cambodia appeals for it. He said South Vietnam would consider its security threatened if Phnom Penh falls to the rebels. U.S. warplanes roared across the skies of Phnom Penh t6 carry out raids on insurgent forces on tile outskirts of the city. With rebel troops closing in, military police in .the city again rounded up thousands of young men for the army to bolster the besieged capital's defenses. Streams of refugees were reported streaming up the road from Dey Eth and field reports said the Communist* had built bunkers around the town to protect themselves from U.S. air strikes. At political talks between Viet Cong and South Vietnamese government representatives in Paris today, the Communists warned: "If President Nguyen Van Thieu (of South Vietnam) sent troops into Iran's Arms Buildup: Sword Rattling? By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst In many ways the Shah of Iran is telling the world that his nation of 30 million people has joined the list of world powers. He has warned that Iran woul^^eac^^nerget^ Foreign News Commentary Pakistan were further disintegrate loss of East neighboring faced with tion after Pakistan. He has declared that he would go to the aid of any Persian Gul|f state requesting it against "adventurers." He has made clear that he regards Iranian interests as extending beyond the limits of the Persian Gulf and into the Indian Ocean which he has called "one of troubles." And he has made it obvious that he is building the military muscle to back him up. In Washington where at the end of July he discussed the purchase of more sophisticated weaponry from the United States, including the new F-14 fighter-bomber which is not yet operational, he reacted testily to questions about the need for his heavy arms buildup. Not Questioned He noted that similar questions were not put to Germany, France or Italy. The shah, in fact, sees himself surrounded by potential enemies. He is on excellent terms with the Soviets, but he reacts uneasily to the flow of Soviet arms into Iraq with which he shares a 500-mile border and to the Soviet military presence in South Yemen and Somalia. He suspects India and the Soviet Union of fostering a breakaway movement among the Baluchis of Pakistan and the Soviets of encouraging Arab guerrillas in Oman across the Persian Gulf. The Baluchis spread across the border with Pakistan into Iran. Since 1965 the United States has sold more than $3 billion in up-to-date military equipment to Iran and seems likely to sell at least another $2 billion worth in the next few years. , What They've Got Iran's purchases from the United States and Britain have included Phantom jets, hovercraft, British tanks with laser- guided artillery, destroyers and frigates. In the 24-mile-wide Strait of Hormuz, Iran has occupied three small islands from which to monitor all traffic in the gulf. With the help of American construction firms, Iran is building a huge naval base near the border with Pakistan which will extend her naval influence into the Indian Ocean. All this is made possible, of course, by Iran's vast income from oil, which is another United States consideration in helping the shah's military buildup. It has been estimated that by 1980 the United States may be drawing as much as 40 cent of its oil from the per Persian Gulf area, primarily from Iran and Saudi Arabia. All this, the shah emphasizes, is being done without damage to Iran's internal development of schools, health and industry. Italians 'Freeze 21 Food Items 9 ROME The Cham (UPI) - ber of Deputies approved a 90- day freeze Wednesday night on 21 staple food items, action sought by the coalition government of Premier Mariano Rumor to fight inflation. The freeze, part of an anti- inflation package proposed by Rumor, would hold prices of fresh and frozen food, olive and vegetable oils, beer, wine, mineral Water, soaps, bottle gas and the grain, corn, butter and feed markets at their July 16 levels. Violators face maximum fines of $16,670. The Senate will begin debate Thursday on a measure setting a six-month freeze on rents of houses, shops and restaurants. The cost of living has been rising 18 per cent a year. Cambodia, it would be a blow to the Vietnam peace agreement, and he would draw aU the necessary consequences." With the new offensive on Highway l, the insurgents are now applying heavy pressure on three sides of Phnom Penh. For the past month, they have waged heavy lighting to the south, southwest and northwest of the capital. Ground fighting accompanied by American air strikes also repdfrtdf by the Camb military command southwest of dhe 10 mites capital on Highway 3 and about six miles northwest of the capital. American flew wairpianes heavy strokes southeast of the city Wednesday and today, attempting to inflict heavy losses on the advancing rebel troops. On Wednesday, residents of Phnom Penh stopped their cars to watch American planes tfytag directly over the city in intensive strikes the capital since the most visible in April. U.S. Embassy personnel cliihlbed to the roof to watch fi#hter*bombers hit targets less fhan two Miles away on the east batik of the Bassac River. The military command also announced that two convoys arrived Wednesday in Phnom Penh. 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