• Short Summary

    PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY, OF SOUTH VIETNAM, INTERVIEWED IN SAIGON, HAS SAID HE WILL "NEVER GO TO MEET COMMUNISTS, ANYWHERE - AT ANY CONFERENCE".

  • Description


    PRIME MINISTER KY AND INTERVIEWER CU PRIME MINISTER; INTERVIEWED (SOF)



    TRANSCRIPT: PRIME MINISTER KY. "AS YOU KNOW, A FEW DAYS AGO, REPORTS FROM SOME SOURCES SAID THAT HO CHI MINH HAD INTENTIONS - WAS WILLING FOR NEGOTIATION. BUT HE JUST DENIED IT YESTERDAY OR THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, SO HE PROVED THAT THEY DON'T HAVE ANY INTENTION FOR NEGOTIATION AT THE PRESENT TIME."



    QUESTION: "THE GOVERNMENT OF NORTH VIETNAM HAS SAID AS ONE OF ITS PRE-CONDITIONS THAT AMERICAN TROOPS SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN FROM VIETNAM. DO YOU AGREE TO THIS?"



    PRIME MINISTER KY "IF WE ACCEPT THESE CONDITIONS, IT MEANS THAT WE ACCEPT TRADITIONS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO THESE CONDITIONS"(SIC)



    QUESTION: "AS ANOTHER PRE-CONDITION, NORTH VIETNAM ALSO HAS SAID THAT THE VIETCONG SHOULD SIT AT THE CONFERENCE TABLE. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT NEGOTIATING WITH THE VIETCONG?"



    PRIME MINISTER KY. "I WILL NEVER GO TO MEET COMMUNISTS ANYWHERE - AT ANY CONFERENCE."




    Initials RC/A/BHH/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY, OF SOUTH VIETNAM, INTERVIEWED IN SAIGON, HAS SAID HE WILL "NEVER GO TO MEET COMMUNISTS, ANYWHERE - AT ANY CONFERENCE". THE PRIME MINISTER WAS COMMENTING ON REPORTED MOVES TO INITIATE NEGOTIATIONS TO END THE VIETNAM CONFLICT.

    ASKED IF HE CONSIDERED, AT THIS STAGE, IT WAS POSSIBLE TO NEGOTIATE A SETTLEMENT, PRIME MINISTER KY HAD THIS TO SAY:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA422VONHEG4KFEUV2F0IPFJT8L
    Media URN:
    VLVA422VONHEG4KFEUV2F0IPFJT8L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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