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Vietnam / Peace Talks #225269

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 16, 1973
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(Studio) Tacit North Vietnam recognition 2 Vietnam's clears way for peace settlement. General Alexander Haig and President Thieu discuss agreement in Saigon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Haig delivers draft agreement personally to Thieu. Ambassador Bunker had already told Thieu general terms of agreement. prisoners of war release is to start day after pact signed; is to be completed within 60 days, along with total United States withdrawal of troops. Cease-fire control teams to be based in several cities in Vietnam. In certain areas of South Vietnam, North Vietnam troops will be allowed to remain. Much of agreement deliberately vague. Nixon said to have made arrangements with Moscow and Peking that if North Vietnam starts war again it will get no help from USSR and China.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) Reports that cease-fire would go into effect by Friday denied by White House
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Key Biscayne, Florida) Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler denies reports Nixon to announce US-South Vietnam cease-fire before inauguration Saturday Says Henry Kissinger will hot return to Paris, France, this week Settlement appears close but still out of reach.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) At technical talks on Vietnam settlement, deputy assistant Secretary of State William Sullivan greets North Vietnam delegates cordially. Best atmosphere since December bombing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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