The United States Secretary of State, Mr. William Rogers, has been in New York, trying?
SV Rogers with Foreign Minister
SV Rogers and Foreign Minister shake hands and sit down (3 shots)
SV Ministers through doorway
SCU Rogers speaks
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 5: ROGERS: "We are presenting it on the basis of principle and conviction. We think it's a very dangerous principle for the United Nations after 25 years in existence, to expel a member. It never has, particularly a member that's been a very good member. And, as you know, the Republic of China has helped in Africa and various successful ways to help advance in the social and economic fields and fields of agriculture and so forth. Ah, no I think the United Nations itself will suffer if Taiwan is expelled.".
QUESTIONER: "Mr. Secretary, there seems to be a fear at the U.N. that the United States doesn't really want to win this, that you are just sort of going through the motions and that down deep you accept the reality that mainland China must be admitted and Taiwan can't remain."
ROGERS: "The reason I smile is that because I don't think ever in the history of the United Nations has the United States tried harder than on this issue. Now I have been over 80 foreign ministers myself and I exsect to see about another ten. I made a very strong speech presenting our position--strong in terms of support for the Republic of China, opposition to its expulsion. The President himself feels deeply on this subject that the Republic of China should not be expelled, ah, so I don't know what more we could do. I think that rumour is just being spread by those who do not want us to succeed but I am quite confident now that we will succeed on this important question vote."
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Background: The United States Secretary of State, Mr. William Rogers, has been in New York, trying to win support for an American resolution to prevent Taiwan's expulsion from the United Nations.
In an interview with a reporter of the National Broadcasting Company of America, Mr. Rogers said the United States thought it was a very dangerous principle for the United Nations to expel a member.