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    THE LEADER OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (N.L.F.) DELEGATION IN PARIS, MR. TRAN BUU KIEM,?

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    HOTEL: KIEM SPEAKS (SOF): INTERPRETER SPEAKS (FRENCH SOF): NEWSMEN.



    TRANSCRIPT: KIEM: "THE DECISION TAKEN BY THE CONGRESS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE REPRESENTATIVES TO SET UP THE PROVISIONAL REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT IS ENTIRELY CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CURRENT SITUATION. IT ADVOCATES NON-PARTICIPATION OF MILITARY BLOCS AND ALLIANCES: FORBIDS FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO ESTABLISH MILITARY BASES OR STATION TROOPS AND MILITARY STAFF ON SOUTH VIETNAMESE TERRITORY, AND NO ACCEPTANCE OF PROTECTION FROM ANY COUNTRY OR MILITARY ALLIANCE WHATEVER IT MAY BE".




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    Background: THE LEADER OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (N.L.F.) DELEGATION IN PARIS, MR. TRAN BUU KIEM, HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO AN IMPORTANT POSITION IN THE NEWLY SET UP PROVISIONAL REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT IN SOUTH VIETNAM. MR. KIEM WILL RETURN TO SOUTH VIETNAM, AND MADAME NGUYEN THI BINH - WHO HAS BEEN NAMED FOREIGN MINISTER OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT - WILL BECOME HEAD OF THE N.L.F. PEACE TALKS DELEGATION. AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN PARIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) MR. KIEM SAID THE NEW GOVERNMENT DID NOT ACCEPT THE PROTECTION OF ANY COUNTRY OR ANY MILITARY ALLIANCE.

    MR. KIEM, WHOSE APPOINTMENT IS THAT OF MINISTER AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE, TOD NEWSMEN THAT SECRET PEACE TALKS WITH THE PRESENT SAIGON ADMINISTRATION WOULD NOT CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING TO SOLVING THE VIETNAM PROBLEM. HE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THE SAIGON ADMINSTRATION WAS MADE UP OF WARMONGERS AND TRAITORS.

    PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH OF NORTH VIETNAM HAS CALLED THE SETTING UP OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT AN IMPORTANT EVENT OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE, BUT A STATEMENT FROM THE AMERICAN STATE DEPARTMENT TODAY SAID THE CREATION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE NO EFFECT ON THE UNITED STATES NEGOTIATING POSITION IN THE PARIS PEACE TALKS.

    THE N.L.F. IS THE POLITICAL ARM OF THE VIET CONG.

    MR. KIEM TOLD NEWSMEN THROUGH AN INTERPRETER: (SOF STARTS) -

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3AA5PNHTKQVZ0UM1AOBWDN9TM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AA5PNHTKQVZ0UM1AOBWDN9TM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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