FABRICATED STATEMENTS' ON U.S. POW'S DENOUNCED

Created: 1/14/1992

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'Fabricated statements'. POW's DenouncedUTHOR:

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(Text) fallowing the case of the doctored photos of three

. soldiers allegedly still living in Southeast

Asia, which stirred. public opinion for several

months and was finally proved tootal hoax by the

U.S. press and professional photograph analysts themselves-including

the chairman of tha International

Association of. public is now facedensational statement: The VOA and some major newspapers and foreign news agencies reported thatr.ormer KGB official, told the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS that KGB personnel had interrogated. pom's in Hanoi8 and that many Americans might have been detained in Vietnamong period, after Vietnam had said that all the pow's had been returned to the UnitedEXT:

Foreign new agencies and VOA have claimed that Kalugin's statement has caused an uproar. public

opinion by resurrecting the story about American pow's either living or being detained in Vietnam. The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reported that the representatives of. State Department met with. Senate committee members In the past few days to discuss the clarification of the fate of American pow's and MIA's However, as before, this news about American pow's in Vietnam has been rejected by broad segments of public opinion inside and outside the UnitedEXT:

According to reports from Moscow,anuary,eeting with large numbers of foreign journalists, Mr. Nechiormer KGB employee said officially that he alone and not Kalugin participated personallynique interview. pow's and this interview took place in3 and. troops wet* still inEXT:

TASS remarked that with more. soldiers considered missing in Vietnam. Laos, and Cambodia, sensational reports. soldiers allegedly still living in Vietnam and Southeast Asia have now and then

appeared in the United States and other foreign countries. However, as yet. no one can show evidence of

Americans forced to stay in these countries after the ending.EXT:

Following the case of the doctored photo of three American soldiers allegedly still living in Vietnam, President Bush himself. Defense Secretary Cheney in1 had to admit that there was no evidence of. soldiers still living in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. They also condemned those who are raising false hope fpr the families of.EXT:

Followinganuary statement, the German newspaper STADEanuary carried an article undor the rubric "Anti-Vietnamery Subtle Activity in the Unitedbe article says: For. ruling circles, which are preparing for the presidential electoral campaign. Vietnam is notoreign policy Issue, but ia also an ever-oxploitable domestic policy issue of the United StatesEXT:

While. president is at the preparatory stage of the

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residentialcampaign, Kalugin haa seen that. authorities are appearing to lean toward the direction of taking another step further in normalizing relations with Vietnam. In order to avoid isolation, while nearly all allied countries have normalized their relations with Vietnam, the press and oihei mass media have diffused sensational news about the so-called evidence. POW's still living in Vietnam. The FUG STADE concluded that Kalugin has disclosed mora sensational news in order to turn Vietnamnited States domestic policy issue in its presidential elections and to. authorities postpone the process ofVietnam relations, at least until after the elections. Tf so, it is however certainly too late, and then the Vietnam cake is divided up for all countries in the world except the UnitedEXT:

Tho Vietnam News Agency was also authorized by our state totatement rejecting this fabrication. soldiers allegedly still living in Vietnam. It clearly stated: The constant repetition of Kalugin-type statementsypical act of those who want to exploit the sufferings of tbe American people to serve their dark, personal, evil schemes, vxa asserted: Following tha signing of the Paris agreement the Vietnamese Government has handed over to. Government all the American POW's captured during theEXT;

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