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Reprisals over invasion announced by Britain

The British foreign secretary. Lord Carrington, has announced a package of reprisals against the Soviet Union for what he called its outrageous intervention in Afghanistan.

The reprisals, some of which had already been announced, included an end to preferential credits for British exports to the Soviet Union and the cancellation of ministerial visits and military exchanges.

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He said that the British Broadcasting Corporation has been told to increase its Russian-language services and the Britain, with other Western nations, was studying ways to tighten controls on exports of advanced technology to the Soviet Union.

Lord Carrington repeated Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's call for a boycott of this summer's Moscow Olympics and confirmed that Britain wanted the games moved to other countries.


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