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    SPEAKING IN LONDON TONIGHT (TUESDAY), MR. PATRICK GORDON-WALKER, THE FORMER BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, SAID THAT?

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    LV BELGRAVE SQUARE
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    MV AUDIENCE
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    CU N. VIETNAMESE JOURNALIST
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    CU ANOTHER N. VIETNAMESE JOURNALIST
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    CU GORDON WALKER SPEAKING SOF
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: MR. GORDON WALKER: THE SECOND PROBLEM CONCERNS THE QUESTION OF CHINA'S ADMISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS. IT IS TRUE THAT CHINA HAS BEHAVED IN AN AGGRESSIVE WAY AND HAS BRUTALLY AND ABRUPTLY REJECTED OVERTURES TO DISCUSSION. BUT THIS IS NOT THE REAL QUESTION. THERE SEEMS TO ME TO BE IN THE AMERICAN ATTITUDE A CONFUSION BETWEEN RECOGNITION OF A STATE AND APPROVAL OF A STATE. THE PROPER QUESTION IS NOT WHETHER CHINA IS A GOOD OR AGREEABLE STATE, BUT WHETHER IT'S REGIME IS FIRM AND ESTABLISHED AND WHETHER THE UNITED NATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. A UNITED NATIONS WHICH EXCLUDES ONE SIXTH OF THE WORLD IS A MISNOMER.



    MR. GORDON WALKER SAID IT WAS ESSENTIAL THAT THE WAR IN VIETNAM WAS KEPT A LIMITED WAR FOR LIMITED OBJECTIVES AND WENT ON......



    THE ONLY ABSOLUTE WAR AIM IN A LIMITED WAR IN VIETNAM IS TO KEEP SOUTH VIETNAM FREE FROM CHINESE DOMINATION AND CONTROL. THE QUESTION IS WHAT LASTING GUARANTEE CAN ONE HAVE OF THIS AIM IF THE WAR ENDS IN A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE LASTING GUARANTEE -- NAMELY, TO USE THE FORCE OF VIETNAMESE NATIONALISM. THERE IS A LONG HISTORICAL TRADITION OF VIETNAMESE OPPOSITION AND RESISTANCE TO CHINESE DOMINATION.



    MR. GORDON-WALKER CONCLUDED BY SAYING THAT BRITAIN WOULD CONTINUE TO WORK FOR A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT....



    AS ONE OF THE TWO CO-CHAIRMEN OF THE GENEVA CONFERENCE AND AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMONWEALTH, BRITAIN WILL CONTINUE TO DO ITS BEST TO MAINTAIN DIPLOMATIC INITIATIVE TO THIS END.



    MR. GORDON WALKER SOF BEGINS: "THE SECOND PROBLEM........."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SPEAKING IN LONDON TONIGHT (TUESDAY), MR. PATRICK GORDON-WALKER, THE FORMER BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, SAID THAT A UNITED NATIONS WHICH EXCLUDED THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA - ONE SIXTH OF THE WORLD - WAS A MISNOMER. HE WAS SPEAKING ON WESTERN POLICIES TOWARDS SOUTH EAST ASIA AND IN HIS AUDIENCE WERE THE TWO NORTH VIETNAMESE JOURNALISTS WHO RECENTLY HELPED THE VISIT OF A BRITISH MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT TO HANOI.

    DEALING WITH SOME OF THE PROBLEMS OF NEGOTIATING A VIETNAM SETTLEMENT HE ALLUDED TO THE FACT THAT THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WAS NOT A MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADP1CAV5Z64932XLMD4Y9SFSCX
    Media URN:
    VLVADP1CAV5Z64932XLMD4Y9SFSCX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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