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The World : Polish Arms for Contras?

September 01, 1985

Nicaraguan rebels recently received 10,000 Polish-made AK-47 rifles as part of a weapons deal worth an estimated $6 million, the Associated Press quoted unidentified U.S. officials as saying. One official said the shipment was sent from a Bulgarian port by way of a Latin country in a bid to obtain foreign exchange, badly needed by Poland. Warsaw supports the Sandinista government of Nicaragua, which the rebels, or contras, are fighting, and a Polish Embassy spokesman in Washington dismissed the gun-sale report as "rubbish" and "preposterous." The State Department and CIA declined to comment.

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