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Vietnam / Peace Talks #18943

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 1972
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(Studio) White House denies speculation Nixon and Kissinger disagree on negotiating policy in Vietnam war. Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler denies such reports
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) United States officials feel peace now far away. Admin. puzzled North Vietnam has not decided to stop negotiating process. Admin. believes that North Vietnam, for tactical reasons, decided to stall negotiations in early December December 3 Hanoi began evacuating children from Hanoi in anticipation of renewed US bombing. Perhaps North Vietnam decided to stall because: (1) felt United States Congress might cut off aid to South Vietnam, (2) prospect of further disputes between Saigon and DC, (3) need for time to prepare for new military offensive.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) United States and North Vietnam diplomats went ahead with technical talks in Paris despite renewed bombing. USSR and Communist China condemn renewed bombing.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Koppel, Ted;
Smith, Howard K.

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