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Vietnam Spy Case / United Nations Ambassador #497704

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1978
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(Studio) United States order to Vietnam United Nations ambassador Dinh Ba Thi to leave country due to his being named as unindicted coconspirator in spy case and ambassador's refusal to go noted. State Department statement cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) [THI - (thru translator) - notes Previous statement that charges are untrue and slanderous. Will stay here to carry out duties as permanent rep. of Vietnam to UN. Says United States order isn't consistent with United Nations charter or with headquarters agreement between United States and UN.] Reporter asks for clarification. [THI - is permanent United Nations representative from Vietnam.] State Department's insistence that ambassador leave, under provisions of 1947 US-UN agreement, noted.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Possibility of show of support for Vietnam by other Communist ntns. at UN noted. Mtg. with regard to this, held at Polish mission, cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert

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