• Short Summary

    AMERICAN SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM ROGERS SAID IN NEW YORK ON SATURDAY (18 APRIL) THAT THE UNITED STATES IS INTERESTED IN FOLLOWING UP A RECENT REMARK BY THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF RE-CONVENING THE GENEVA CONFERENCE TO CONSIDER THE FUTURE OF ALL OF INDO-CHINA.

  • Description

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    GV TILT UP NEW YORK HILTON
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    2.
    LV ROGERS
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    3.
    CV ROGERS SPEAKING
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    TRANSCRIPT: ROGERS: WE WELCOME INITIATIVES BY COUNTRIES IN AND OUTSIDE THE AREA WHICH NIGHT LEAD TO PROGRESS TOWARD RESTORATION OF PEACE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA. FRANCE, INDONESIA AND NEW ZEALAND HAVE ALL MADE SUGGESTIONS WHICH WE ARE DISCUSSING WITH THEM AND WHICH MAY BE HELPFUL. SOME PROPOSALS SUGGEST THAT POSSIBLY THE GENEVA CONFERENCE MACHINERY SHOULD BE RECONVENED TO CONSIDER ALL OF INDO CHINA. IN FACT AMBASSADOR MALIK OF THE SOVIET UNION, THE AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, MADE A SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO THIS POSSIBILITY ON THURSDAY. PRESIDENT NIXON HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WAS INTERESTED IN EXPLORING ANY SUGGESTIONS THAT WORLDS OUT ANY REASONABLE PROSPECT FOR PEACE BY NEGOTIATION. WE WOULD OF COURSE LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATED AMBASSADOR MALIK'S REMARKS AND HOW DELIBERATED THEY WERE. CONSEQUENTLY I HAVE INSTRUCTED AMBASSADOR YOST, OUT AMBASSADOR TO THE UN, TO SEEK WHATEVER CLARIFICATION AND EXPLANATION THE SOVIET UNION IS PREPARED TO OFFER. IT IS TRUE OF COURSE THAT WE CANNOT BE INDIFFERENT TO THE MILITARY PRESSURES BY NORTH VIETNAM ON THE INDEPENDENCE AND NATURALLY OF LAOS AND CAMBODIA. THEY AFFECT THE SAFETY OF OUT OWN FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM AND THE PROSPECT FOR PEACE THREE. THEY ALSO AFFECT THE FUTURE STABILITY OF SOUTH EAST ASIA. HOWEVER WE CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT AN ULTIMATE SETTLEMENT OF THE VIETNAM WAR MUST TAKE LAOS AND CAMBODIA INTO ACCOUNT.




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    Background: AMERICAN SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM ROGERS SAID IN NEW YORK ON SATURDAY (18 APRIL) THAT THE UNITED STATES IS INTERESTED IN FOLLOWING UP A RECENT REMARK BY THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF RE-CONVENING THE GENEVA CONFERENCE TO CONSIDER THE FUTURE OF ALL OF INDO-CHINA.

    MR. ROGERS WAS SPEAKING AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY ALUMNI CONVOCATION ON SATURDAY (13 APRIL). HE WENT ON TO SAY:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6OZ5UL45QHVMJXIK4YC0XS4S7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OZ5UL45QHVMJXIK4YC0XS4S7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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