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April 29, 1985

Nicaraguan Defense Minister Humberto Ortega charged that the United States is providing anti-Sandinista rebels with Soviet-made surface-to-air missiles acquired by the CIA. Ortega warned that such shoulder-fired SAM-7s could be obtained by "irregular forces that fight in other countries, such as El Salvador" and be used "for terrorist ends." Leftist guerrillas are fighting the U.S.-backed government in El Salvador, and the Reagan Administration has accused Nicaragua of supplying them with Soviet-made weapons.

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