Sihanouk dumps Khmer Rouge

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Cambodia's head of state, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, saying his ruined country cannot withstand American threats, has dropped plans to offer Khmer Rouge insurgents a role in his new government or army, Reuter reports from Peking.

'So as not to end my days in an insane asylum, I refuse to organise in September 1993 or after a 'round table' with Mr Khieu Samphan or other Khmer Rouge (leaders),' Prince Sihanouk said. US officials have said Washington would not give aid to Cambodia if the Khmer Rouge were included a new government.

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