NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 10, 1979
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(Studio) Vietnam's conquest of Cambodia noted apparently near completion. USSR recognition of new Cambodian government reported Long history of tension between Thailand and Vietnam stated; Thailand's concerns about Vietnam troops being on its borders mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Peking, China, Puerto Rico) Arrival in Peking of Thai deputy prime minister Hongladarom Sunthorn noted. Official reports that he is in China to discuss econs. stated; probability that concern of both ntns. with Vietnam activities will be discussed reported Khmer Rouge return to jungle with Vietnam conquest of major Cambodian cities, include port of Kompong Som, mentioned. Examination of situation in which both Thais and Chinese find selves made. Reports that Pol Pot is in Peking, hidden by Chinese, cited. Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk's recent press conference in Peking noted; film shown. [SIHANOUK - says Vietnam will directly threaten Thailand and then Singapore and Malaysia.] Outlook for cooperation between Thais and Chinese given.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds