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Kissinger Interview / United States Foreign Policy #240568

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 19, 1975
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(Studio) Last night, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger addressed Japan Society in New York and further defined United States foreign policy, particularly in area of military support for non-demo. regimes. Kissinger says lesson of Vietnam proves outside military support not enough if there's not popular will to resist, but says United States to abide by its treaties. [Interview with Kissinger in DC conts. with television link.] Asks if United States putting expediency above principle. [KISSINGER - says statement extreme. Believes there are situations when collapse of country would drastically affect world peace. Ex. given; in WW II, United States and Great Britain supported USSR . On other hand, United States must do everything it can to support democrat insts., humane govts., etc.] Asked about treaty commitment to Korea. [KISSINGER - doesn't think willingness to defend South Korea from North Korea lacking nor will South Korea be lost in end anyway. Doesn't have to end like Vietnam.] Cronkite restates Kissinger's remarks with regard to United States attitudes toward new regimes in South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Asks about signals United States to look for in detente with those nations. [KISSINGER - says United States still has diplomatic relations with Laos. In respect to South Vietnam and Cambodia, United States to watch for implementation of Paris agreement, specifically MIAS and peaceful relations with neighbors. In next mos. or year US can determine basic patterns of these cntrys.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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