• Short Summary

    AN UNOFFICIAL THREE-MAN MISSION RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AFTER A 10-DAY VISIT TO HANOI.

  • Description

    AN UNOFFICIAL THREE-MAN MISSION RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AFTER A 10-DAY VISIT TO HANOI. A STATEMENT ISSUED BY TWO MEMBERS SAID THE UNITED STATES HAD NOT BEEN IN TOUCH WITH HANOI EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SINCE PRESIDENT JOHNSON LAUNCHED HIS "PEACE OFFENSIVE" ON VIETNAM.

    IN THE STATEMENT HE SAID:
    THE THREE MEN ARE PROFESSOR STAUGHTON LYND, AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AT YALE UNIVERSITY, THOMAS HAYDEN, A FOUNDER OF AN ORGANISATION CALLED STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY AND MR. HERBERT APTHEKER, WHO IS REGARDED AS THE LEADING COMMUNIST IDEOLOGIST IN THE UNITED STATES.

    THEY MADE THE TRIP ON AN INVITATION THAT MR. APTHEKER RECEIVED TO BRING TWO NON-COMMUNISTS TO NORTH VIETNAM. DURING THEIR 10-DAY VISIT, THEY HAD A 90 MINUTE AUDIENCE WITH NORTH VIETNAMESE PREMIER PHAN VAN DONG.

    UNITED STATES REGULATIONS FORBID AMERICANS FROM TRAVELLING TO NORTH VIETNAM WITHOUT SPECIAL PERMISSION. THE THREE MEN COULD FACE PROSECUTION ENTAILING A POSSIBLE FIVE-YEAR GOAL TERM AND A FINE OF ABOUT 5,000 DOLLARS (ABOUT GBP1,800 STERLING).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7FLZBVWYCAP1LZA36EBC5HF95
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FLZBVWYCAP1LZA36EBC5HF95
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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