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Page 10-Saturday, May 6, 1978-The Michigan Daily

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Moro's fate still in doubt

ROME (AP) - Four identical
messages attributed to the Red
Brigades said yesterday the terrorists
were "carrying out" the death sentence
against kidnapped former Premier
Aldo Moro because the government has
refused to bargain for his life.
But "Communique No. 9" did not say
specifically that the 61-year-old Moro
had been killed.
Bonifacio said he regarded the
statement as authentic but speculated
it might be a ploy by the ultra-leftist
terrorists to heighten tension in the
country. "However, everything is
possible," he added.
Police said they had an anonymous
telephone tip about the location of
Moro's body and sent investigators to
the seaside resort community of
Terracina, 60 miles south of Rome

where the Moro family has a summer
home. They said the search was
fruitless and they believed the tip was a
hoax, adding that the massive search
for the kidnapped politician would con-
The method of releasing the latest
messages simultaneously in-four cities
and the kind of typewriter used were
the same as for previous Red Brigades'
messages that were judged authentic.
"WE CONCLUDE the battle which
began March 16 by carrying out the
verdict to which Aldo Moro has been
sentenced," the statement said. Moro,
president of Italy's ruling Christian
Democrat Party, was kidnapped March
16 by a dozen terrorists who killed his
five police body guards, and the
terrorists later said, "a people's trial"
had "sentenced" him to death.
The latest statement, carrying

yesterday's date, did not use the past
tense - to say Morohad already been
killed. It was in the present tense,
opening the way to different inter-
*A purported terrorist announcement
April 18 of Moro's "execution" later
was disowned by the Red Brigades, who
then made publica photograph showing
him alive. That "communique" said
the body had been dumped in a moun-
tain lake, but a massive search of the
area by authorities proved fruitless.
THE LATEST message said the
Marxist revolutionary guerrillas had
given the ruling Christian Democrat
Party "a possibility, the only one prac-
ticable . . . for the freeing of Aldo
Moro" - to release 13 jailed terrorists.

China: 'US out
TOKYO(AP)-The United States "must withdraw from
South Korea all its aggressive troops, arms and equip-j
ment," Hua Kuo-feng was quoted as saying yesterday in
North Korea during his first trip abroad as chairman of
China's Communist Party.
President Carter announced plans last year to pull all
32,000 American ground troops out of South Korea over four
or five years. But facing congressional opposition, he said
last month the initial stage of the withdrawal would be
delayed. Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniev Br-
zezinski, is to visit China later this month.
Hua, who also holds the post of premier, reiterated
China's position that it "firmly supports" the "independent
and peaceful reunification" of Korea, the North's official
Korean Central News Agency reported in a dispatch
monitored here.
HUA, 57, arrived in the North Korean capital of
Pyongyang by train on an oficial visit, held talks with
President Kim Il-sung and spoke at an evening banquet at
which Kim, 66, was the host. Kim also heads the Korean
Workers Party, the Communist Party of South Korea.
"All schemes to create two Koreas and perpetuate the
division of Korea are doomed to failure," Hua was quoted

of S. Korea'
as saying. "We firmly believe that, through staunch
struggle waged by the Korean people under the correct
leadership of President Kim Il-sung, an integral, unified
Korea will emerge in the world."
Rua also said the U.S.-dominated United Nations com-
mand must be "promptly disbanded," the Korean news
agency reported. Troops under the U.N. command have
policed the Korean cease-fire since a truce ended the
fighting on the peninsula in 1953.
THE SOUTH KOREAN government in Seoul, which
engaged in preliminary contacts with North Korea that
Kim broke off in 1973, acquiesced to Carter's withdrawal
plan after the United States proposed providing an arms
package that would include the transfer of U.S. weaponry
and equipment to South Korea.
South Korean President Park Chung-hee has said North
Korea is holding to a policy of "military unification of the
peninsula," but that South Korea has "enough power to
crush such an invasion."
The support of the Chinese leadership for Korean unity,
observers believe, reflects their thinking that a single
Korea would emphasize China's own claim to Taiwan. That
claim is based, in part, on the argument that there should
be only one China.

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U.N. and PLO commanders
confer on renegade guerrilas

TYRE, Lebanon (AP) - Security
units of the Palestine Liberation
Organization searched this port city
yesterday for radical ringleaders of the
ambush of French soldiers of the U.N.
southern Lebanon peacekeeping force.
U.N. and PLO commanders con-
ferred in Beirut on how to avoid further
bloodshed between the U.N. forces and
PLO guerrillas and their Lebanese
Moslem allies.
A PLO SPOKESMAN said Maj. Azpi
Zghayar, identified as one of the
organization's toughest law-
enforcement officers, was leading the
hunt for extremists who opened fire on

the French paratroopers Tuesday,
killing two and wounding 12. A
Senegalese U.N. soldier also was slain
in a separate incident. The spokesman
said a number of arrests had been
made but gave no details.
Among the wounded was Col. Jean
Germain Salvan, commander of the
1,223-man French contingent. His
replacement, 43-year-old Lt. Col.
Dominique Viard, said yesterday, "Our
mission has not changed."
He said his men would continue to
prevent infiltration through U.N. lines
and would return any fire directed at

MAJ. GEN. Emmanuel Erskine of
Ghana, who commands the 3,992
soldiers of the U.N. force, met for more
than two hours with PLO Chairman
Yasser Arafat at Beirut's Sabra
refugee camp.
"We had very extensive and useful
discussions on the best way to avoid
the sort of incidents we had May 2," Er-
skine said. He reported Arafat again
pledged to honor the cease-fire
declared a week after Israel's March 15
invasion of southern Lebanon to
eliminate PLO bases.
Israel attacked four days after PLO
guerrillas killed 35 Israelis aboard two
buses on the Haifa-Tel Aviv highway.
ISRAELI FORCES so far have pulled
out of about 65 per cent of the 500 square
miles of Lebanon they occupied.
PLO Maj. Mohammed Tamraz,
credited with saving Salvan's life, con-
ferred at the U.N. garrison here with
Viard on ways to enforce the cease-fire.
Tamraz, Arafat's liaison officer with
the French, drove with Salvan to the
outskirts of Tyre on Tuesday night, af-


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