ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 12, 1972
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(Studio) 3 mtgs. of Paris Peace Talks reported in 1 day. Henry Kissinger, Le Duc Tho meet in afternoon. Similar schedule set for tomorrow. Kissinger return to Washington, DC anticipated. Fr. For. Min. Maurice Schumann predicts settlement before next Congress meets, January 3. President Nixon keeps in touch with Paris; meets Kissinger deputy Alexander Haig. South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu makes peace proposal on own.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Saigon, South Vietnam) Thieu repeats objections to North Vietnam peace conditions. Proposes Christmas truce, called half-measures. Includes some prisoners of war releases. Limited cease-fire. Concentrates on North Vietnam, South Vietnam negotiations, disregarding Kissinger efforts.
REPORTER: Charles Burke
(State Department, DC) North Vietnam, Viet Cong attack Thieu speech; but some concessions said evident. "Truce" and "cease-fire" mean same in Vietnam language; and Thieu did not insist on North Vietnam withdrawal as pre-condition. Thieu said preparing people for cease-fire. Presence of North Vietnam troops in North Vietnam said ultimately leading to further war, with United States having sold out South Vietnam for United States POWs.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
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