Henry Kissinger former US secretary of state dies at 100


Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger died on Wednesday. At the age of 100, Kissinger died at his home in Connecticut. Kissinger Associates Inc. issued a statement saying that the controversial Nobel Peace Prize Dr. Henry Kissinger left an indelible mark on American foreign policy while working with both presidents. Kissinger, who was recognized as a brilliant diplomat, died on November 29.

Heinz Alfred Kissinger was born on May 27, 1923 in Furth, Germany. He came to America with his family in 1938, before the Nazi campaign against the Jews. He became a US citizen in 1943 and served in the Army in Europe in World War II. He obtained a master’s degree in 1952 and a doctorate in 1954 from Harvard University. After this, he remained on the faculty of Harvard for 17 years. Kissinger had a hand in many major world events while serving as Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon in the 1970s. It was because of his efforts that America’s diplomatic talks with China began. He was also involved in the historic US-Soviet arms control negotiations, relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors, and the Paris Peace Accords in North Vietnam.

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Made a secret visit to china

Amid the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan, on July 9, 1971, Nixon’s National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger made a secret visit to Beijing. This trip was so secret that Kissinger first reached Pakistan and from there he flew to Beijing. During this time, Kissinger met with China’s top leaders for three days. On July 11, 1971, Kissinger returned to America from China. In the meetings held in China, it was agreed that President Nixon would visit China and change the foreign policy. During the 1971 Indo-Pak war, Kissinger also asked China to send troops to the Indian border.

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The sitting of Dr. Kissinger as the chief architect of American foreign policy ended with the resignation of President Nixon in 1974. He remained a diplomatic force with President Gerald Ford. On the one hand, Kissinger was praised for his talent and vast experience, while on the other hand, he was branded a war criminal for his support of anti-communist dictatorships in Latin America. Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, along with Le Duc Tho of North Vietnam, who refused it. It is considered one of the most controversial awards ever. After this, two members of the Bell Committee resigned because of the election and raised questions about the secret American bombing of Cambodia.

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