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Vietnam / Peace Talks #225239

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 12, 1973
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(Studio) In Paris, France, North Vietnam condemns Clement statement. Meanwhile, Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho hold 6-hr. meeting on peace settlement.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(State Department) DMZ (demilitarized zone) a major problem in talks. DMZ (demilitarized zone) drawn up in 1954 Geneva talks; was not intended as permanent boundary between South Vietnam and North Vietnam. In October agreement, implication was clear that Vietnam to be 1 cntry., not 2. South Vietnam President Thieu strongly objected. Nixon reconsiders. Tells Kissinger to revise agreement so that DMZ (demilitarized zone) signified as boundary between South Vietnam and North Vietnam. North Vietnam rejects revision. Talks seem to be still deadlocked.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan

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