• Short Summary

    RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SWEDEN OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS HAVE BEEN STRAINED, BUT THEY NOW LOOK CERTAIN TO GET WORSE BEFORE THEY GET BETTER.

  • Description

    RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SWEDEN OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS HAVE BEEN STRAINED, BUT THEY NOW LOOK CERTAIN TO GET WORSE BEFORE THEY GET BETTER.

    THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENT HAS JUST ANNOUNCED IT IS GIVING 45 MILLION DOLLARS (18.8 MILLION POUNDS) ECONOMIC AID TO NORTH VIETNAM OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS.

    SWEDEN'S PRIME MINISTER OLOF PALME HAS BEEN A SEVERE CRITIC OF THE UNITED STATES' PART IN THE VIETNAM WAR. HIS COUNTRY HAS BECOME A HAVEN FOR AMERICAN ARMY DESERTERS AND THERE IS AN ESTIMATED THREE HUNDRED NOW LIVING IN SWEDEN. PALME TOOK OFFICE RECENTLY. HE BECAME KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD FOR HAVING INFURIATED WASHINGTON BY MARCHING ALONGSIDE HANOI'S AMBASSADOR IN STOCKHOLM DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE UNITE STATES. AT 42 PALME IS THE YOUNGEST HEAD OF THE STATE IN EUROPE. HIS ADVISORS ARE EVEN YOUNGER. PALME'S APPROACH IS IDEALISM WHICH APPEALS TO THE YOUTH IN SWEDEN, MIXED WITH A PRACTICALITY WHICH OFTEN UPSETS THEM BUT REASSURES THEIR ELDERS. IN A RECENT INTERVIEW HE SAID........

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA79TYKZ6R5JG4HV1GQJFL4LKBY
    Media URN:
    VLVA79TYKZ6R5JG4HV1GQJFL4LKBY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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