• Short Summary

    Following the takeover of power in Kampuchea (Cambodia) by the forces of the National Front for the Salvation of Kampuchea (FUSNK), the former ruler, Prince Norodom Sihanouk flew to New York.

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    SV PAN Prince Norodom Sihanouk shaking hands with officials on arrival in the United States
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    2.
    SV newsmen at news conference
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    3.
    CU Prince Sihanouk speaking in English
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    4.
    SV newsmen at news conference
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    CU Prince Sihanouk speaking in English
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    SIHANOUK: "I am coming here in the United States in my capacity of the official representative of the Government of democratic Cambodia. My government has requested me to come here in order to pay homage to the United Nations first, and second to the United States and the great American people. We today, are facing a situation which is really very sad, very sad for our people, for our nation and for myself. We have lost completely our national sovereignty, our national independence and our national territorial integrity. We accuse Vietnam of invading and colonising Cambodia. Vietnam said, proclaimed, vis-a-vis the whole world that it is not true that we are just plundering Vietnam."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Following the takeover of power in Kampuchea (Cambodia) by the forces of the National Front for the Salvation of Kampuchea (FUSNK), the former ruler, Prince Norodom Sihanouk flew to New York. He hoped to address the United Nations as representative of the fallen Pol Pot regime.

    SYNOPSIS: The prince hopes to gain support for intervention by the United Nations and to air his case at the world body.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40MGJKX5ABK4F13WYSOV414OA
    Media URN:
    VLVA40MGJKX5ABK4F13WYSOV414OA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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