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    Speaking with emotion, President Pompidou said there was one point in President Nixon's speech on July 1st which pleased him -- the appointment of Ambassador Mr David K.

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    Speaking with emotion, President Pompidou said there was one point in President Nixon's speech on July 1st which pleased him -- the appointment of Ambassador Mr David K. Bruce to lead the United States delegation at the Paris peace conference. He hoped that the conference, which France was happy to welcome, would come alive again and open the way to a negotiated settlement in Vietnam.

    President Pompidou considered that a voluntary withdrawal of involvement in Indochina by America was the basis if everything -- from that "the sad little countries of Indochina" would re-discover the possibility of hope, life, peace, independence, and, he hoped, of neutrality.

    Pompidou said that France's call for expanded peace negotiations which embraced Communist China, were still valid although they had received lukewarm, if not a cold reception, from the Communist countries involved. He expressed the conviction that one day France's suggestion would meet with success "because it is the voice of good sense."
    Turning to the Middle East, President Pompidou made it clear that France has not and is not considering any change in its armaments embargo against Israel. He expressed the opinion that time was working against the Jewish state and that nothing would be more serious than to transform a localised conflict into a generalised confrontation between two "super powers." On a Middle East settlement, Pompidou said three should not be a French, American or Soviet plan, but a Big Four common plan. It was in Israel's interests to accept a peace settlement.

    On Britain's third bid in nine years to enter the Common Market -- France voted the previous two -- President Pompidou said it was necessary to be in -- or out. There were possibilities of compromise if Britain found it impossible to accept the financial burden of membership.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9092FVICOUCX0Z9F5QMXUU77
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9092FVICOUCX0Z9F5QMXUU77
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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