• Short Summary

    The United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim yesterday (Tuesday) called on the parties to the Vietnam conflict to use the machinery of the United Nations to restore peace.

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    The United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim yesterday (Tuesday) called on the parties to the Vietnam conflict to use the machinery of the United Nations to restore peace.

    In a written statement, televised from the United Nations building in New York, Mr Waldheim said that despite the lateness of his offer, the time had now come when the full machinery of the United Nations be used.

    He observed that the responsibility for maintaining international peace and security was the main function of the Security Council. He hoped that the parties concerned would accept his offer to mediate "in their own interest as well as in the interest of world peace".

    There was no indication last night (Tuesday) that two of the permanent members, the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China, had reacted favourably to the Secretary General's initiative.

    North Vietnam's reported opposition to any role for the U.N. is expected to prompt the Chinese to adopt a similar attitude to Mr Waldheim's appeal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACXVA5R5FQ9ZI33O05OQSKI347
    Media URN:
    VLVACXVA5R5FQ9ZI33O05OQSKI347
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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