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President Thieu Resigns #482335

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 21, 1975
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(Studio) Request for more aid comes only hrs. after South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns; Thieu bitterly condemns United States for betraying South Vietnam and ignoring written promises to help. Thieu shown on Saigon TV; details of resignation speech outlined. In last NBC interview with Thieu, he expressed bitterness that more United States aid not sent to South Vietnam after North Vietnam broke Paris peace agreement.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Saigon, South Vietnam) [In March `75, THIEU - says United States pledged to help South Vietnam if North Vietnam renewed aggression. Believes South Vietnam to be lost if United States fails to help because Russia and China continue to help North Vietnam.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) New President to be Tran Van Huong; Huong formerly Vice President and nearly blind. Huong regarded as incorruptible and powerless. Huong likely to resign and be replaced by South Vietnam Senator president Tran Van Lam.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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