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Southeast Asia Developments / MIA's / Cambodia / Vietnam-China, PR-USSR Conflict #55285

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1978
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(Studio) Vietnam report to American congress delegation arriving in Hanoi that more MIA bodies have been found and will be returned to United States noted. Senator George McGovern's opposition to Vietnam war described. His statements made recently that there should be international intervention in Cambodia to stop government from killing own citizens reported Interview of McGovern by reporter Don Farmer shown. [McGOVERN - describes alleged slaughter of Cambodians by government Says proper vehicle through which to act is United Nations Security Council and that US should in no way become involved unilaterally.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Phnom Penh's fall to Khmer Rouge noted. Films shown and refugees' reports about conditions in country since that time described. Interview shown with Cambodian refugee Im Vin, who was in Phnom Penh at fall and now lives in Pennsylvania. [IM VIN - describes conditions and actions he witnessed in Phnom Penh.] Vin's situation in country outlined, include reports that Communists had marked his village for execution. [VIN - discusses talking with children about impending execution. Says many don't get out of cntry.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Border war between Vietnam and Cambodia and Vietnam's involvement in struggle between China (PR) and USSR reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(S.E. Asia) China's reaction to Vietnam's alleged acceptance of aid from USSR described; departure of Chinese in Vietnam for China noted. China's charge that Vietnam has become like Cuba to USSR stated. ["Far Eastern Econ. Review" spokesperson David BONAVIA - states reasons that Chinese could be right about Vietnam-USSR relations] Vietnam domination of Laos and USSR military and economy presence there noted; Vientienne mentioned. Other details of conflict given.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

Koppel, Ted;
Laurie, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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