REDACTED VIEW THAT THE LPF PLACES LOW PRIORITY ON RESOLUTION OF PROBLEM OF AME

Created: 10/19/1973

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ABOUT THE POLICY OF THE LPF TO ASSIST IN LOCATING THEKILLED AMERICANS IN LAOS. THE QUESTION

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WAS PHOMPTED BY THE NEWSELEGATION OF WIVES AND RELATIVES OF! AMERICANS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LOST OVER LAOS WOULD BE ARRIVING

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IN VIENTIANE AND WOULD ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE LPF DELEGATION IN VIENTIANE.) EXPRESSING ANNOYANCE: AT THE PROPOSED ACTIONS OP THE AMERICANS* | O THAT THE LPF CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE PRIORITIES THAT HAD BEEN PLACED BY THE AMERICANSi AS PAR AS THE LPF IS CONCERNED* THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE FORMATIONEW GOVERNMENT AND THE SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEMS ATTENDANT WITH ITS ESTABLISHMENT,

2,REMARKED THAT THE DEAD ARE DEAD AND BEFORE TURNING

ANY ATTENTION TO WHAT THE LPF CONSIDERS LOW ON ITS LIST OF PRIORITIES, THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION MUST BE SOLVED. WHILfc THE LPF IS OBVIOUSLY SYMPATHETIC WITH THE AMERICAN WOMEN IN. THAT THE LPF BELIEVES THAT THEIR MOTIVES IN COMING TO VIENTIANE ARE HONORABuEi If REITERATED THAT THE QUESTION OFS IS LOW ON THE LPF LIST OF THINGS TO BE DONE AND THAT WHEREAS EVENTUALLY AN] EFFORT MIGHT BE MADE TO RESOLVE ALL THE QUESTIONS* IT WOULD DEFINITELY NOT BE IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE aNq WOULD HAVE TO AWAIT ITS PROPER

PLACb 1VN THE SCHEME OF THINGS,

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1 3, WHEN IT WAS POINTED OUT THAT THE PROTOCOL OF THE VIENTIANE AGREEMENT CALLS FOR AN ACCOUNTING OF ALL PRISONERS. MISSING AND KILLED,| EPLIED THAT.THE LPF HAS EVERY INTENTION OF COMPLYING

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