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    The Khmer Rouge, battling to oust the Vietnam-backed government of Kampuchea, appears ready to accept a United Nations resolution which calls for the withdrawal of Vietnamese troops and the holding of free general elections in Kampuchea.

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    CU Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary speaking in Khmer at Jakarta news conference.
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    2.
    CU Sary with interpreter speaking in English.
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    CU Sary speaking in Khmer.
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    CU Sary with interpreter speaking in English.
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    CU Sary speaking in Khmer.
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    CU Sary with interpreter speaking in English.
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: INTERPRETER: "This means that we have a new policy. It will be completely different from the one...it's not the same as the one before 1970, but at the same time it's not the same as the one after 1975 to 1978. But it is a new policy which needs to be satisfactory for the whole people of Kampuchea."



    INTERPRETER: SEQ 4: "This is an effort to mobilise the whole population of Kampuchea to wage a struggle for national independence and the survival of the nation and the people of Kampuchea."



    INTERPRETER: SEQ 6: "We have stated several times, our government has stated several times, especially at the United Nations that once the Vietnamese withdraw all their troops from Kampuchea, then we could hold free general elections with secret and direct ballots, under the direct supervision of the UN General Secretary, or his representative."





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    Background: The Khmer Rouge, battling to oust the Vietnam-backed government of Kampuchea, appears ready to accept a United Nations resolution which calls for the withdrawal of Vietnamese troops and the holding of free general elections in Kampuchea. Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary told a news conference in Jakarta on Monday (24 November) that his government-in-exile was ready to back the proposals.

    SYNOPSIS: Speaking through an interpreter, Ieng Sary said the would accept any proposal to keep Vietnamese troops out of Kampuchea.

    Ieng Sary went on to explain the new policy which appears aimed at a transfer of power to a neutral government. he spelled out what was at stake for the Kampuchean people.

    The idea of elections in Kampuchea has been proposed by the Association of Southern Asian Nations (ASEAN). It calls for a withdrawal of troops, and international acceptable act of self-determination in Kampuchea.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEVNAEJA7HKK5KHJFM5U71E1RQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEVNAEJA7HKK5KHJFM5U71E1RQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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