June 6, 1990 |
The Cambodian government and the nominal head of the insurgent coalition warring against it signed an agreement here Tuesday for a cease-fire and an interim control council, but the Khmer Rouge, militarily the most powerful of the three rebel groups in the alliance, boycotted the pact. Prince Norodom Sihanouk told reporters that a two-day meeting, the first international peace conference in Tokyo since World War II, was a "half success."
July 26, 1989 |
Preliminary talks between resistance leaders and the Vietnamese-backed Cambodian government broke down Tuesday, only a few days before a scheduled 20-nation Paris peace conference aimed at ending the Cambodian civil war. A meeting of the four parties scheduled for today was canceled. However, French diplomats insisted that the international conference, which is to include U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989 |
As Vietnam prepares to withdraw its forces from Cambodia, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, who cold-bloodedly killed up to 2 million of their fellow Cambodians the last time they held power, appear to be positioning themselves to once again seize control. In order to avoid such a dreadful denouement to the Cambodian drama, we need a comprehensive strategy designed to promote a political settlement that will end the fighting and effectively prevent the Khmer Rouge from returning to power.
January 5, 1986 |
A rebellion in the leadership has clouded the future of one of the three Cambodian guerrilla groups fighting the Vietnamese in their country just as Hanoi is reported to be preparing another dry-season offensive against resistance forces. Dissidents say they have taken over the leadership of the non-Communist Khmer People's National Liberation Front headed by Son Sann. They appear to have won the support of most of its 14,000 guerrillas.
April 2, 1985
Secretary of State George P. Shultz will meet with two leaders of Cambodia's non-Communist guerrilla forces April 10 in Washington, the State Department said. The visit by Son Sann, president of the Khmer People's National Liberation Front, and Prince Norodom Ranariddh, representing a group headed by his father, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, was described as private. But Son Sann has been quoted as saying the visit is aimed at developing support for a $5-million aid proposal for the rebels.
January 12, 1985 |
Cambodian guerrilla leader Son Sann vowed Friday to switch tactics and reemphasize guerrilla war against the Vietnamese as a result of the takeover of his military headquarters at Ampil by Hanoi's forces. Son Sann, head of the Khmer People's National Liberation Front, told a press conference that his guerrillas would use hit-and-run raids to inflict maximum losses on the Vietnamese.