Us Response To Rebel Takeover

N-P-R's Ted Clark reports on how the U-S is responding to the rebel takeover in Kinshasa (kin-SHAH-suh). State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns says there is no need for formal recognition of the changes: that the U-S `has relations with states, not governments.' The U-S ambassador in Kinshasa has spoken repeatedly by phone with the country's new leader, Laurent Kabila (loh-RENT.kuh-BEE-luh) and has encouraged him to move the country toward democratic rule.

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