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North Vietnam Peace Proposal #16543

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 07, 1971
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(Studio) North Vietnam politburo mbr., Le Duc Tho, offers to negotiate release of US POWs separately from political negotiations.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(San Clemente, California) United States Paris peace negotiator David Bruce to ask for more complete explanation of Communist peace proposal; President adviser Henry A. Kissinger to brief Bruce on talks with South Vietnam leaders
REPORTER: Bill Gill

(Studio) Former Canadian diplomat Chester A. Ronning failed in attempt to get Vietnam War peace talks started in 1966.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Ottawa, Canada) [RONNING - says inflexibility of United States ended Canada's efforts to bring about peace talks; President Lyndon B. Johnson refused to halt bombing of North Vietnam, but did so 2 1/2 years later; United States and South Vietnam refusal, to negotiate South Vietnam coalition government, has prevented negotiations agreement.]
REPORTER: Peter Stursberg (CJOH-TV)

Reporter(s):
Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:04:00

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