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United Nations / Nixon / Vietnam #205557

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 18, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon appeals to United Nations for peace in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [President NIXON - says working for Vietnam War's end has occupied most of time. United States to take every reasonable step to achieve that goal. We won't accept settlement that will dictate political future of South Vietnam and deny right to own choosing of futures to South Vietnam people. United States troops reduced by 60,000 by December 15. We're prepared to withdraw all troops. Time for other side to respond to initiatives. Urge United Nations to persuade Hanoi into serious talks. This war can end.]
REPORTER: Richard O'Brien

Cronkite, Walter;
O'Brien, Richard

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