ALLEGED KGB INVOLVEMENT IN MIA ISSUE VIEWED

Created: 1/15/1992

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TIMES recently remarked that the question of American missing in the Vietnam waruining) American trust

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in che bush administration. in this connection, our radio contributes this comment: .text*

it is common knowledge that for many years. administration has been using the hia issue as one of the conditions for normalizing relations with vietnam, and many opportunists have been capitalizing on the same issue against vietnam and made profit in utter disregard of the pride of many mia american families. they tried to publicize the mia issueet of photos taken from an old soviet roegazine, and most recently, the allegation of one former kgb official to the effect that his colleague had interviewed some cia agents captured during the war in vietnam and these agents are being held by hanoi. .text:

this is nothingabrication which was confirmed by

. government official after an investigation. this

official noted that so far. there has been no evidence to

conclude that any prisoner of war is being detained by

pokesman for. state department on

tuesday, anuary, said that the united states has

decided to put an end to investigation into report that

american prisoners of war are being held in the former

soviet union. the same spokesman said: investigation

carried out in kazakhstan fromoroduced no evidence

of american prisoners of war detention, and therefore, the state

department will not continue investigating until new evidence appears. this is

a

move conforming to reason and human conscience. broad section of american public has supported this law and recommended that the paranoid about american personnel missing in action should beext:

for its part, vietnam is carrying out on open door policy

advocating friendship with all countries irrespective of

political system. vietnamese communist party leader

do muoi said that vietnam always shows goodwill in her

relations with the united states. this [word indistinct)

vivid expression lost year in vietnam's cooperative attitude toward

the settlement of hia and other humanitarian issue. so far, vietnam has

returned to the united

statesets of remains of the gis who died in

the vietnam mar. this guesture of goodwill has been

highly appreciated by. government officials.

similarly,. government has also taken positive

steps. recently, it decided to lift the ban on american

tourists to vietnam as well asmile restriction on

the movement of vietnamese diplomats in new york.

however, broad section of public opinion in the united

states and vietnam and other parts ol the world has not

been satisfied with this step. people of conscience are

calling on. government to lift its trade embargo

against this war torn and underdeveloped country and

normalize relations with vietnam in the interest of the

people of vietnam and the united states and in conformity with the

common trend for peace, cooperation, and

development.

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