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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

(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)

Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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