New York Times

October 15 1971


Pakistan Said to Have Received North Korean Arms

By Benjamin Welles

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 14—The Sipsah, an 8,000‐ton Pakistani ship, has recently unloaded crates of North Korean small arms and ammunition at Karachi, well informed sources re ported here today.

The vessel arrived at Karachi Sept. 18 from the port of Hungnam in North Korea, the sources said.

They also reported that Pakistan and North Korea had signed agreements for the opening of consulates in each other's countries. North Korea is about to open a consulate in Dacca, the provincial capital of East Pakistan, they said.

Build‐Ups Stir Concern

Meanwhile, the State Department expressed concern today over reports of increasing troop build‐ups on both sides of the Indian‐Pakistani border. It said that it had been urging restraint on both the Indian and Pakistani Governments.

But Robert J. McCloskey, the State Department spokesman, denied reports from Pakistan that the United States had offered to mediate in the civil war between West and East Pakistan. He said that the United States had urged the Pakistani Government to seek political reconciliation.


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