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Vietnam Spy Case / United Nations Ambassador #256647

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1978
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(Studio) United States order that Vietnam's United Nations ambassador Dinh Ba Thi be expelled from United States because of his being named as unindicted coconspirator in spy case involving State Department employee and Vietnam national reported Vietnam delegation's response and refusal to send Thi home noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York City) Details of Thi's representation of Vietnam since its induction into UN, after long United States opposition to mbrship. due to MIA (missing in action) issue, and present United States position on Thi's alleged activities outside duties as ambassador given. Films shown; deputy prime minister Nguyen Duy Trinh's leading of delegation on assuming mbrship. in United Nations noted. Provisions of United Nations Hdqtrs. Agreement of 1947 with regard to United States actions against diplomats cited. Vietnam delegation's statement of response quoted.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.

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