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Vietnam / United Nations Membership Application / United States Veto #45241

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 13, 1976
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(Studio) United States intends to block application of Vietnam to United Nations membership when Security Council meets Tuesday
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) United Nations ambassador William Scranton meets with President Ford; says Ford instructed him to veto Vietnam membership application; is asked why. [SCRANTON - says no negotiations have shown Vietnam interest in alleviating problem of MIA's; US feels this is precedent to admission as example of humanitarianism UN demands.] Vietnam issues statement at United Nations that veto is political ploy in presidential campaign and publishes latest diplomatic note to US; contents noted. Ambassador Scranton says Hanoi took three months to answer last United States note, so United States in no hurry to answer Hanoi.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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