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The World : Poles Accuse U.S. on Terror

June 25, 1986

Poland's deputy interior minister accused the United States and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries of training Polish dissidents for terrorist attacks against government targets at home and abroad. Wladyslaw Pozoga charged that "selection and training centers for Poles have been created in several NATO countries." He singled out West Germany but did not identify any other European country. Pozoga also told the newspaper Rzeczpospolita that Washington is to blame for Poland's economic troubles. However, government spokesman Jerzy Urban contradicted Pozoga, saying at a news conference, "Nobody thinks nor preaches that the United States was responsible for the things that took place in Poland."

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