• Short Summary

    THE CAMBODIAN HEAD OF STATE, PRINCE NORODOM SIHANOUK, SAID IN A SPEECH PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY THAT HE WOULD BREAK OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES "IF THEY CAUSED THE FURTHER LOSS OF A SINGLE CAMBODIAN LIFE".

  • Description

    THE CAMBODIAN HEAD OF STATE, PRINCE NORODOM SIHANOUK, SAID IN A SPEECH PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY THAT HE WOULD BREAK OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES "IF THEY CAUSED THE FURTHER LOSS OF A SINGLE CAMBODIAN LIFE".THIS, HE SAID, WAS "A FINAL AND SOLEMN WARNING TO THE AMERICAN IMPERIALISTS".

    CAMBODIAN OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION, INSPECTED A VILLAGE ACROSS THE DEMARKATION LINE WHICH WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN SHELLED BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES ON MONDAY.TWO VILLAGERS DIED AND TWO OTHERS, INCLUDING A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY, WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

    THE ATTACK WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN MADE ON PREAH TRONHING, A VILLAGE IN THE KAMPOT PROVINCE ABOUT A MILE AND A QUARTER INSIDE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIRCRAFT ALSO MACHINE-GUNNED THE SURROUNDING AREA.

    ON MONDAY A CAMBODIAN ARMY HIGH COMMAND COMMUNIQUE CLAIMED THAT "SOLDIERS BELONGING TO THE AMERICANO-SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES, SUPPORTED BY FIGHTERS" HAD ATTACKED ON SUNDAY (MARCH 21) A VILLAGE MORE THAN TWO KILOMETRES INSIDE CAMBODIAN TERRITORY.THE COMMUNIQUE SAID THAT THREE HOUSES WERE SET ON FIRE AND THAT THE ASSAILANTS WITHDREW ABOUT TWO HOURS AFTER THE ATTACK STARTED.

    PRINCE SIHANOUK'S STATEMENT SAID THAT HE WAS NOT SURE THAT THERE WERE AMERICAN PILOTS ABOARD THE OFFENDING AIRCRAFT.THE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT HAS WARNED THAT IT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TAKE "MEASURES IT WILL DEEM APPROPRIATE".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6J75PWFY9AC7JS92Y5298IW99
    Media URN:
    VLVA6J75PWFY9AC7JS92Y5298IW99
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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