Shock waves of outrage and fear started last month by the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan continued to spread through the nonaligned world and the West yesterday.
Denunciations were issued from Africa to Sweden, while Arab leaders and analysts expressed deep worries that Afghanistan is only the first step on a Soviet part toward domination of the Middle East.
Pakistan's military ruler stated flatly that the Soviet border has now been extended to the Khber Pass.
The Chinese press baited the Soviet media for lying about the invasion, and the leader of the French Communist Party was sharply attacked by Paris newspapers for toeing the Soviet line.
Some of the harshest verbal offensives were launched against the Soviets by the West African nations of Senegal, Gambia and oil-rich Nigeria, all of which have large Moslem populations.
The Moslem Brotherhood of Nigeria reportedly called on all Moslem nations to consider severing diplomatic relations with Moscow.
Gambia announced the suspension of its recently signed cultural, technical and scientific agreement with the Soviet Union, while in Senegal a progovernment newspaper wrote that "to tolerate, accept or cover up for what has happened in Afghanistan would mean that no country could feel secure any longer within its frontiers."
Former Swedish prime minister Olof Palme condemned the Soviet moves as "brutal aggression," but said he considered U.S. reaction to the crisis dangerous.
David Mizrahi, editor of the New York-based Mideast Report said that "in the opinion of well-placed Arabs, the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, which has more than 1,000 miles of common border with Iran, to get to the Persian oil fields."
Egypt called on the Soviets to reduce their embassy staff in Cairo, and Oman's leader told British Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington that his Persian Gulf state faces a threat from Soviet involvement in neighboring South Yemen.
Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, Pakistan's military ruler, said in his first speech since Soviet troops seized neighboring Afhanistan that the Soviet Union's borders have effectively been extended to the Pakistani frontier. He called on his people to renew their faith in Allah as a bulwark against Soviet aggression.
French Communist Party chief Georges Marchais, returning to Paris after a visit to Moscow, found himself labeled "brutal" and his party called "arrogant and provocative" in the French press for defending the invasion as protecting Afghanistan from outside intervention.
The New China News Agency, mean-while, charged Moscow with deliberately misleading the Soviet people about the size and purpose of the Afghan move because the Soviets dare not disclose their invasion of a neighboring state.