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World Reaction / Mayaguez Incident / Thailand #482696

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 15, 1975
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(Studio) Reaction to United States rescue of Mayaguez varies around world. Reactions from China, North Korea, Japan, Israel given. Thailand reacts angrily.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Bangkok, Thailand) New round of anti-American demonstrations sparked by US Marines landing in Thailand before rescue of Mayaguez began. American embassy officials presented with list of demonstrators' demands; details given. Local newspapers deplore United States action. Thai officials seem embarrassed by whole operation.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

(Studio) United States orders last of 1100 Marine rescue force out of Thailand. Thai Prime Min. Kukrit Pramoj criticizes United States for using Thailand as staging area; United States preparing response.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Audio difficulties 5:45:10-5:45:30.] Officials here don't see break in US, Thai relations United States officials highly pleased with Mayaguez operation. 1 reason for military action may have been to signal China and North Korea that United States still considers itself major Pacific power.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Lord, Arthur;
Valeriani, Richard
Duration:
00:03:10

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