• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH VIETNAM, NGUYEN VAN THIEU, AND THE PRIME MINISTER, TRAN VAN HUONG, HAVE VISITED THE U.

  • Description

    THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH VIETNAM, NGUYEN VAN THIEU, AND THE PRIME MINISTER, TRAN VAN HUONG, HAVE VISITED THE U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER CONSTELLATION OFF THE VIETNAM COAST TO DECORATE A NUMBER OF U.S. SAILORS.

    PRESIDENT THIEU TOLD THE SAILORS THAT THERE WERE "ALREADY CLEAR SIGNS THAT THE MORALE OF THE COMMUNIST FORCES IS LOWER THAN AT ANY TIME SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THEIR AGGRESSION."
    LATER AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HE PREDICTED THAT THE VIET CONG WOULD PROBABLY LAUNCH A THIRD WAVE OFFENSIVE AGAINST SAIGON AND OTHER SOUTH VIETNAM CITIES WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

    QUESTIONED ON HIS COMING TALKS WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON IN HONOLULU HE SAID THAT AMONG THE POINTS HE WOULD RAISE WOULD BE TO ASK FOR MORE MODERN WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT FOR HIS FORCES SO THAT THE UNITED STATES COULD GRADUALLY REDUCE ITS ROLE IN VIETNAM.

    PRESIDENT THIEU, WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY RULED OUT DIRECT TALKS WITH THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT - THE POLITICAL WING OF THE VIET CONG - SAID HE WOULD NOT MIND CONDUCTING NEGOTIATIONS WITH THEM AS LONG AS THEY WERE MEMBERS OF THE HANOI NEGOTIATING TEAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2O3ZPF5E5NKO9RVJOPG9ZVQ8A
    Media URN:
    VLVA2O3ZPF5E5NKO9RVJOPG9ZVQ8A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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