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Vietnam / Blockade-Russian Reaction #20520

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1972
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(Studio) As deadline for clearing North Vietnam ports nears, diplomatic activity increases. North Vietnam delegate to Paris Peace Talks, Xuan Thuy visits Russia. North Vietnam negotiator Le Duc Tho remains in Paris. In NYC, United Nations Secretary General Waldheim asks big powers to use United Nations machinery to end crisis.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) President cancels trip to Florida where he was to prepare for Russia summit meeting, remaining in Washington, DC during next crucial days. Cancellation of summit pvtly. predicted in White House, though hope for meeting not entirely gone. Treasury Secretary Connally, National Security adviser Kissinger endorse Nixon force in Vietnam. 9 National Security Council staff members however, object to action.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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