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January 16, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
President Nelson Mandela said South Africa would not bow to U.S. pressure to cancel a possible deal to sell weapons parts to Syria. "There is no country anywhere in the world that is going to dictate to South Africa," Mandela told reporters at his home in Johannesburg. "What we decide will be in the interest of South Africa and South Africa alone."
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January 23, 1997 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to defuse a bitter dispute with Washington, President Nelson Mandela's Cabinet deferred a decision Wednesday on whether to allow a $640-million sale of sensitive weapons technology to Syria's dictatorial regime. U.S. diplomats said privately they believe that the move effectively killed the sale, which would have supplied sophisticated, laser-guided targeting and firing systems for hundreds of aging Soviet-made T-72 battle tanks in Syria's arsenal.
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January 23, 1997 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to defuse a bitter dispute with Washington, President Nelson Mandela's Cabinet deferred a decision Wednesday on whether to allow a $640-million sale of sensitive weapons technology to Syria's dictatorial regime. U.S. diplomats said privately they believe that the move effectively killed the sale, which would have supplied sophisticated, laser-guided targeting and firing systems for hundreds of aging Soviet-made T-72 battle tanks in Syria's arsenal.
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January 16, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
President Nelson Mandela said South Africa would not bow to U.S. pressure to cancel a possible deal to sell weapons parts to Syria. "There is no country anywhere in the world that is going to dictate to South Africa," Mandela told reporters at his home in Johannesburg. "What we decide will be in the interest of South Africa and South Africa alone."
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January 14, 1997 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States fired a harsh verbal warning at South Africa on Monday, threatening to cut off economic aid if the nation's leaders go ahead with reported plans to sell military equipment to Syria. Calling the matter one of "very serious concern," State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said that U.S. law prohibits recipients of American aid from selling arms to nations that it has identified as supporting international terrorism.
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January 14, 1997 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States fired a harsh verbal warning at South Africa on Monday, threatening to cut off economic aid if the nation's leaders go ahead with reported plans to sell military equipment to Syria. Calling the matter one of "very serious concern," State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said that U.S. law prohibits recipients of American aid from selling arms to nations that it has identified as supporting international terrorism.
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