CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 09, 1972
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(Studio) In Stockholm, Sweden, Chinese delegation to United Nations Environment Conf. challenges deletion of Vietnam war from proposals.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Stockholm, Sweden) [Libian delegation, Major Alkhwildi Al HAMIDI - says conference cannot ignore destruction of environmental in S.E. Asia by biological warfare, etc.] Chinese challenge conference declaration on environmental [Chinese delegate, Pi Chi LUNG - says statement will include condemnation of US ecocide in Vietnam.] [American delegation chief, Russell TRAIN - says declaration is far from perfect, but if conference peruses perfection, it may end up with no declaration.] [Conf. observer, Bettina CARDIN - says United States acts hypocritically in expressing concern for environmental while continuing envtl. trauma in Vietnam.] Issue of pollution was thought to be 1 United Nations could act on in harmony, but conference has taken political turn on Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Sheahan