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Invasion / United Nations / Johnson / US #1383

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1968
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(Studio) United Nations Security Council to meet at request of United States and 5 other cntrys. UN Secretary General U Thant calls invasion blow to world order. President Johnson denounces invasion.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [JOHNSON - says invasion shocks world conscience. It's sad commentary on Communist mind that a sign of liberty in Czech deemed threat to USSR system of security. USSR excuses patently contrived Action violates United Nations charter. Ambassador George Ball and others to insist on Czech's UN charter rights. Calls on USSR and its' allies to withdraw troops. Never too late for reason to prevail.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Report on what Washington, DC role could be.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) American will let smaller ntns. take lead in everything done, mostly in UN. Washington, DC will support whatever they do, but United States will be quiet and secondary. Nothing dramatic in US-USSR relations Hoped world disapproval may cause USSR to reconsider. Czech and National Assembly denies Soviet case for invasion. Hoped united voice of smaller cntrys. may impress Soviets.
REPORTER: Joseph C. Harsch

Harsch, Joseph C.;
Reynolds, Frank

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