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Vietnam Invasion / USSR #502890

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 17, 1979
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(Studio) Invasion of Vietnam by China (PR) announced. USSR reports of invasion occurring at 14 different pts. noted. Details given.

(Hong Kong) Film of Chinese victims of border skirmishes with Vietnam shown. Attack by Chinese forces cited as punishment of Vietnam for border skirmishes and Cambodia invasion. Rptd. that invasion coincided with visit of top Vietnam officials to Cambodia. Vietnam mutual defense treaty with USSR noted; and possibility of USSR attack on common border with China mentioned.
REPORTER: Mike Chinoy (Canton television tape)

(Studio) Vietnam appeals to USSR and United Nations to ask China to withdraw troops reported.

(DC) [Hodding CARTER - says United States calling for immediate withdrawal of Vietnam troops from Cambodia and Chinese troops from Vietnam. Says American diplomats in contact with China (PR),USSR and Vietnam. USSR -Vietnam treaty cited. United States Navy exercise Multiplex 79 reported currently taking place in area.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(DC) President Carter's inability to prevent invasion reported Normalization of US-China (PR) relations noted. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Walter Mondale, Cyrus Vance and Teng Hsiao-ping mentioned.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

Chinoy, Mike;
Hart, John;
Rowan, Ford;
Woodruff, Judy

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