ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 14, 1972
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(Studio) 2 weeks ago, Henry Kissinger was among United States officials meeting in Russia with Soviet leaders, include President Podgorny. Podgorny now en route to North Vietnam and Kissinger will return to Communist China. United States refuses to resume Paris Peace Talks, but Podgorny and Kissinger are working on peace for Vietnam.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(State Department) [President News Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says there is no limit on topics Kissinger may discuss in China.] Russians are convinced Vietnam war has reached military stalemate and are unwilling to break it by risking confrontation with US. Podgorny reassures North Vietnam of continued Soviet support, but urges serious negotiations. Proposes reconvening of Geneva-style conference with American, Soviet, Chinese, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam. Kissinger makes same proposal in China. Big powers don't want Vietnam to short-circuit global harmony any longer.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
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