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Vietnam / Peace Talks #221121

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 14, 1972
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(Studio) No agreement reached on Vietnam peace settlement, says United States deputy negotiator Heyward Isham.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Paris, France) At regular session of Paris peace talks at Hotel Majestic, Saigon Ambassador Lam puts forward South Vietnam's proposal for Christmas cease-fire. American deputy delegation chief, Heyward Isham says Communists like high-pressure salesman. Hanoi's Nguyen Minh Vy claims agreement reached nearly 2 mos. ego and should have been signed October 31. VC's Madame Binh rejects Saigon offer completely, as does North Vietnam's Vy. Tomorrow Xuan Thuy and US Ambassador Porter resume private technical talks, and Le Duc Tho goes home. Mood here in Paris anticlimactic.
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

(Studio) Kissinger returns United States to talk with President Nixon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Difficulty in reaching settlement due to South Vietnam insistence that North Vietnam troops leave South Vietnam. Viet Cong insist, for 1st time, that Thieu sign US-North Vietnam settlement.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Kalischer, Peter

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