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March 28, 1989
Laos has put on hold plans to cooperate with the United States against drug trafficking because of a U.S. report accusing Laotian government officials of involvement in the drug trade, Deputy Foreign Minister Souban Salitthilat said in Vientiane. "We were absolutely stunned and surprised at the American government report (issued March 1)," Souban said. Before the report, he said, Laos had been prepared to discuss direct U.S. aid and to send officials to the United States for anti-drug training.
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November 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
Two hard-line, pro-Vietnamese Communists have been named to take over the top leadership posts of Laos that were held by Kaysone Phomvihan until his death last week, according to Laotian news reports made available Thursday. The two men were the closest associates of Kaysone, who died Saturday at age 71, and their appointment signifies little change in government. The aging, secretive trio was popularly known as "the iron triangle."
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November 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
Two hard-line, pro-Vietnamese Communists have been named to take over the top leadership posts of Laos that were held by Kaysone Phomvihan until his death last week, according to Laotian news reports made available Thursday. The two men were the closest associates of Kaysone, who died Saturday at age 71, and their appointment signifies little change in government. The aging, secretive trio was popularly known as "the iron triangle."
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March 28, 1989
Laos has put on hold plans to cooperate with the United States against drug trafficking because of a U.S. report accusing Laotian government officials of involvement in the drug trade, Deputy Foreign Minister Souban Salitthilat said in Vientiane. "We were absolutely stunned and surprised at the American government report (issued March 1)," Souban said. Before the report, he said, Laos had been prepared to discuss direct U.S. aid and to send officials to the United States for anti-drug training.
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March 16, 1988
A Soviet-made MI-6 helicopter crashed in a Laotian village, killing 25 passengers, including a Laotian deputy defense minister, and setting the village on fire, Thai intelligence officers said in Bangkok. The Bangkok Post newspaper, quoting from a Radio Laos broadcast, said Laotian Deputy Defense Minister Khampa Charoenphonmesay was among those killed in the crash. Maj. Gen. Khampa was a Central Committee member of the Laotian Communist party, the Post quoted the radio as saying.
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March 16, 1988
A Soviet-made MI-6 helicopter crashed in a Laotian village, killing 25 passengers, including a Laotian deputy defense minister, and setting the village on fire, Thai intelligence officers said in Bangkok. The Bangkok Post newspaper, quoting from a Radio Laos broadcast, said Laotian Deputy Defense Minister Khampa Charoenphonmesay was among those killed in the crash. Maj. Gen. Khampa was a Central Committee member of the Laotian Communist party, the Post quoted the radio as saying.
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