CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 1972
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(Studio) Final Vietnam peace session between Henry Kissinger and North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho, and Xuan Thuy to begin in Paris, France, in less than 72 hrs.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(White House) Kissinger gets final instructions from President Nixon at Camp David, MD. [President News Secretary Bon. ZIEGLER - announces that Kissinger and aides will fly to Paris Sunday Pvt. talks to resume Monday Stresses US spirit of good will.] Admin. hopes to have POW's home for Christmas but discourages overoptimistic.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
(Paris, France) Le Duc Tho arrives in Paris for rendezvous with Kissinger. Denounces United States for not having signed draft peace agreement. Demands bombing halt, end to United States arms reinforcement of South Vietnam. Does not, however, attack Thieu government; leaves open possibility of modification of draft. Unprecedented advance publicity, number officials accompanying Kissinger and Tho, indicate decisiveness of negotiations.
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer
(State Department) There are 145,000 North Vietnam troops in South Vietnam. Kissinger wants 30,000 withdrawn. United States does not agree with South Vietnam President Thieu that all should be withdrawn. International supervisory force from Hungary, Poland, Indonesia, and Canada to oversee cease-fire. United States seeks North Vietnam promise that coalition government will not result in South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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