Interview with Nguyen Huu Tho, 1981

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Nguyen Huu Tho was the acting president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from March 30, 1981 until July 4, 1981. Nguyen Huu Tho discusses his recollections of Ngo Dinh Diem and refers to him as an American puppet. He talks about the founding of the National Liberation Front (NLF) and his arrest by the Diem regime. Nguyen Huu Tho contends that the Diem government did not want to implement the Geneva Agreement but rather suppress the revolutionaries. He also argues that Diem’s goal was to create fear and panic among the revolutionaries and began to resort to terror-like activities.