Vietnam Says

From: "Bruce K. Melson" <>
Vietnam Says U.S. Has Moral Duty Over War Aggression

(EXCERPT) HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam said Tuesday it hoped a historic
visit by President Clinton next month would improve ties with the
United States but Washington had a moral duty to deal with
consequences of its "aggression" in the Vietnam War.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Phan Thuy Thanh said this included real
help in alleviating suffering caused by Agent Orange, a toxic
defoliant U.S. forces used in the war to deny communist guerrillas

Hanoi blames Agent Orange, which contained the carcinogen dioxin, for
causing physical and mental birth defects.

"The sorrows and los...

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