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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger holds news conference S.E. Asia, and Mid. E. dominate conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Kissinger issues plea for United States aid to South Vietnam, lasting at least 3 years [KISSINGER - urges United States not to begin on course that would destroy our allies.] In January `73, Kissinger assured South Vietnam it could depend on continued US aid. [KISSINGER - believes aid issue is moral commitment, not legal one.] As questions shift to Mid. E., Kissinger says United States remains fully committed to Israel. Reassessment of United States policy toward Israel isn't punishment for peace talks' failure. [KISSINGER - states punishment can't be purpose of national policy.] Kissinger fears apparent unraveling of situation in Mid. E. and S.E. Asia may affect relations with USSR and China.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Kalb, Marvin
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