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Nepal-Referendum Fever

situation is a very attractive proposition from the Soviet Union's point of view. It would in effect substantiate the Soviet stand that the problem in Afghanistan is essentially one of Pakistan's support to 'counterrevolutionary elements' in Afghanistan and that the Soviet military intervention was a response to this situation. In other words, the developments in Afghanistan, the essence of which is the Soviet military intervention, are made to appear as something between just Afghanistan and Pakistan. The crucial strategic aspects of the Soviet military presence in Afghanistan, which have world-wide ramifications and are, therefore, of vital concern to a far larger number of countries than Pakistan and Afghanistan, are in this manner obscured.

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