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Vietnam / Peace Talks #18496

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 20, 1972
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(Studio) President adviser Henry Kissinger meets secretly in Paris, France, with North Vietnam negotiators. Viet Cong and South Vietnam representatives excluded from sessions, but to be consulted regularly. Both sides take hard line on terms of settlement. North Vietnam opposes any changes in terms worked out between United States and North Vietnam in October South Vietnam demands total withdrawal of North Vietnam troops from South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, and guarantee against imposition of coalition government in South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) United States expects agreement to be reached, but not to last for more than 6 mos. 3 part council for national reconciliation and concord unworkable since it can only act by unanimous decision. Holding elections after cease-fire irrelevant because 2 sides can't agree on form of government Temptation to resolve impasse by military means will he irresistible. But settlement will allow United States troops and POWs to return home, and United States and China can let Vietnam fight it out alone.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:30

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