• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAIGON ON OCTOBER 2 THAT THE UNITED STATES PROGRAMME FOR TRAINING MOUNTAIN TRIBESMEN AS MERCENARY SOLDIERS IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS WAS BEING REVIEWED; AND THAT HE WOULD RETURN TO THE ARMED FORCES THIS MONTH IMMEDIATELY AFTER GIVING BACK POWER TO A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAIGON ON OCTOBER 2 THAT THE UNITED STATES PROGRAMME FOR TRAINING MOUNTAIN TRIBESMEN AS MERCENARY SOLDIERS IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS WAS BEING REVIEWED; AND THAT HE WOULD RETURN TO THE ARMED FORCES THIS MONTH IMMEDIATELY AFTER GIVING BACK POWER TO A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT.

    SHOWING A FLAG CAPTURED FROM THE REBELS, HE SAID THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT WAS IN TOUCH WITH THE UNITED STATES AUTHORITIES AND ARMED FORCES FOLLOWING A RECENT REVOLT BY ARMED TRIBESMEN IN DARLAC PROVINCE.

    PREMIER KHANH REPEATED HIS CHARGES THAT "FOREIGNERS AND COMMUNISTS" WERE BEHIND THE REVOLT, BUT HE WOULD NOT SPECIFY WHETHER THESE INCLUDED AMERICANS. HE HOWEVER AGREED THAT THERE WERE DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND AMERICAN AUTHORITIES LAST WEEKEND OVER HOW TO DEAL WITH THE REVOLT.

    MAJOR-GENERAL KHANH COMPLIMENTED AMERICAN MILITARY ADVISERS ON THE ROLE THEY PLAYED DURING THE REVOLT IN OBTAINING THE SAFE RELEASE OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY PERSONNEL TRAPPED IN THE REBEL CAMPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAY4JYG0VWYXDD4RW9H5J3QW3T
    Media URN:
    VLVAAY4JYG0VWYXDD4RW9H5J3QW3T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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