• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES AND HER FIGHTING ALLIES MADE A FIRM PLEDGE TO WITHDRAW THEIR FORCES FROM VIETNAM WITHIN SIX MONTHS IF NORTH VIETNAM WOULD WITHDRAW THEIR FORCES FROM THE SOUTH.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES AND HER FIGHTING ALLIES MADE A FIRM PLEDGE TO WITHDRAW THEIR FORCES FROM VIETNAM WITHIN SIX MONTHS IF NORTH VIETNAM WOULD WITHDRAW THEIR FORCES FROM THE SOUTH. THE PLEDGE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE TWO-DAY VIETNAM SUMMIT CONFERENCE IN MANILA, ATTENDED BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND THE LEADERS OF SIX OTHER COUNTRIES DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE WAR.

    THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME AMERICA AND NATIONS FIGHTING WITH HER IN THE VIETNAM WAR HAD PUT A TIME LIMIT FOR WITHDRAWAL ONCE REQUIRED CONDITIONS HAD BEEN MET BY THE OTHER SIDE. IN ADDITION TO AMERICA, THE COMMUNIQUE WAS SIGNED BY SOUTH VIETNAM, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH KOREA, THE PHILIPPINES AND THAILAND. ALL HAVE TROOPS IN SOUTH VIETNAM, RANGING FROM A SMALL NUMBER FROM THAILAND TO 40,000 FROM SOUTH KOREA.

    THE VITAL PASSAGE IN THE 3,000-WORD COMMUNIQUE SAID: "ALLIED FORCES ARE IN THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM BECAUSE THAT COUNTRY IS THE OBJECT OF AGGRESSION AND ITS GOVERNMENT REQUESTED SUPPORT IN THE RESISTANCE OF ITS PEOPLE TO AGGRESSION. THEY SHALL BE WITHDRAWN, AFTER CLOSE CONSULTATION, AS THE OTHER SIDE WITHDRAWS ITS FORCES TO THE NORTH, CEASES INFILTRATION, AND THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE THUS SUBSIDES. THESE FORCES WILL BE WITHDRAWN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND NOT LATER THAN SIX MONTHS AFTER ABOVE CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN FULFILLED".

    THE COMMUNIQUE NOTED THAT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT STILL SHOWED NO SIGN OF TAKING ANY STEP TOWARD PEACE, EITHER BY ACTION OR BY ENTERING INTO DISCUSSIONS OR NEGOTIATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69PDKRCXNROMKEHMCJFWLZNY1
    Media URN:
    VLVA69PDKRCXNROMKEHMCJFWLZNY1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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