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Kissinger / Congress / Cyprus / South Vietnam #236948

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 31, 1975
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger having problems negotiating with Congress
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Kissinger trying to persuade Congress to appropriate $300 million in supplementary aid to South Vietnam. Saigon's ambassador Tran Kim Phuong, confers with Kissinger's top Asian expert Philip Habib, explaining urgency of additional military aid. [PHUONG - says United States aid absolutely vital to South Vietnam; without more money, cntry.'s future jeopardized.] Kissinger also trying to get Congress to extend February 5 deadline in cutoff aid to Turkey. Kissinger hopes to advance Cyprus settlement by meeting with Greek and Turkish leaders in London on February 10.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) On west side of Cyprus, Turkish troops and Greek soldiers exchange heavy gunfire for nearly 2 hrs today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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