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President Thieu Interview #34011

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 30, 1975
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(Studio) South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu interview follows.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Questioned about sustaining present level of combat. [THIEU - says $300 million is minimum needed from United States to sustain level of combat.] Asked about consequences if United States doesn't come through with aid. [THIEU - says situation to be very dangerous for South Vietnam. Thinks South Vietnam people to believe United States has washed hands of South Vietnam because North Vietnam to have much easier time of overcoming South Vietnam without United States help to South Vietnam.] Questioned about light at end of tunnel. [THIEU - says there is light.]
REPORTER: Frank Mariano

Mariano, Frank;
Smith, Howard K.

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