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Vietnam / Cease-Fire / South Vietnam-US #205846

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 08, 1969
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(Studio) Allies to observe enemy truce in same manner as enemy. Agreement to have political repercussions.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu rejected cease-fire until President Nixon pressured him. Bitterness on both sides. On Saturday, Ambassador Samuel Berger got Saigon agreement to plan from new P.Min. Tran Thien Khiem. Thieu changed mind on Sunday; President Nixon angry. Thieu told United States would observe truce by themselves, if necessary. United States had to agree to continue war as usual after truce over.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Scattered violations. 3 Americans killed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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