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Nixon / State of World #14415

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 25, 1971
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(Studio) President Nixon says Syria tank intervention in Jordan government war with Palestine guerrillas most serious threat to world peace during his admin.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) In State Of World message Nixon says Mid. E. most serious potential threat to world peace. [NIXON - says United States will not try to impose peace, but will support efforts of ptys. involved; United States will aid in keeping peace if Mid. E. agreement reached.] Nixon feels measured United States withdrawal from Vietnam can lead to decade of peace. [NIXON - says success in Vietnam largely due to Cambodia operation; Laos operation attempting to assure success of US withdrawal program.] Nixon expresses 2-China policy. [NIXON - says will attempt constructive discussions with Communist China while maintaining defense commitments to Taiwan.] Message philosophic and reflective overall.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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