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Press Release - Text of a Message to the Cambodian Authorities From the United States Government on the Cambodian Seizure of U.S. Merchant Ship Mayaguez
May 14, 1975
We have heard radio broadcast that you are prepared to release the S.S. Mayaguez. We welcome this development, if true.

As you know, we have seized the ship. As soon as you issue a statement that you are prepared to release the crew members you hold unconditionally and immediately, we will promptly cease military operations.

Citation: Gerald R. Ford: "Press Release - Text of a Message to the Cambodian Authorities From the United States Government on the Cambodian Seizure of U.S. Merchant Ship Mayaguez", May 14, 1975. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=105627.
 
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