ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 18, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Paris: John McWethy) Change in American policy toward Vietnam due to failure to get Khmer Rouge to negotiate end to the fighting in Cambodia featured. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says fighting in Cambodia continues.] Mass executions by Khmer Rouge, under Pol Pot, who were then driven from power by Vietnam, recalled; details given of US support of non-Communist resistance movement aimed at overthrowing the resulting new government. [On "Return to the Killing Fields", Cambodian Prince Norodom SIHANOUK - says Khmer Rouge gave ammunition to his US- backed forces.] [BAKER - says United States will open a dialogue with Vietnam about Cambodia.] Changes in policy towards region of Southeast Asia detailed. [Vietnamese ambassador to United Nations PRINH Xuan Lang - comments on US policy changes.] [Senator George MITCHELL - questions funding of forces that fight with Khmer Rouge.] [Representative Chet ATKINS - says United States has a schizophrenic policy.] Reasons for changes in administration's policy reviewed.
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