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Sihanouk / Cambodia #27786

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 18, 1973
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(Studio) Prince Norodom Sihanouk, exiled Cambodian leader, permits interview with ABC's Lou Cioffi.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Algiers, Algeria) Sihanouk questioned about his attitude toward Henry Kissinger. [SIHANOUK - states Kissinger responsible for Cambodian invasion and heavy bombing.] Sihanouk asked about meeting with different American rep., perhaps Senator Mansfield. [SIHANOUK - respects Mansfield as personal friend, but Mansfield would fail in political mission. Cambodia can't compromise peace agreement with government troops as United States requests.] Sihanouk questioned about loss of United States air support and Lon Nol's remaining government [SIHANOUK - states loss of ammunition responsible for Communist's. inability to overtake Phnom Penh and Lon Nol government] Sihanouk asked about victory possibility. [SIHANOUK - believes many years necessary to win war without Chinese and North Vietnam help.]
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

Cioffi, Lou;
Smith, Howard K.

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