Vietnam: It's Time to Heal the Wounds

Vietnam's Foreign Minister, Nguyen Co Thach, spoke in Hanoi with TIME's Washington bureau chief, Stanley W. Cloud. Excerpts:

Q. Is anything going on between Vietnam and the U.S. that we don't know about?

A. Up to now, we have met all the requirements of the U.S. ((on MIAs, family reunification, human-rights abuses in the re-education camps)). But in the State Department there is no change. For example, I am not allowed to go beyond 25 miles of New York City when I am in the U.S. ((retired General John)) Vessey can come here and go everywhere. American Congressmen are free to...

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