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Vietnam / Cease-Fire #225406

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1973
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(Studio) Initialing of cease-fire settlement done yesterday. Today Kissinger explains complex agreement reached with North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Secretary of State Rogers will get list United States POW's and MIA's in Paris, France, Saturday after formal signing of agreement. Within 15 days, 100 POW's will be released. KISSINGER, says POW's will be returned at periodic intervals of 15 days. Says December bombing made settlement possible. Asks China and USSR to exercise restraint in giving military aid to North Vietnam.] Kissinger claims no secret understandings were reached with North Vietnam. Feels cease-fire in Laos and Cambodia will come soon.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Agreement does not mention North Vietnam troops in South Vietnam. 145 North Vietnam troops remain in South Vietnam. Soviet news agency Tass says North Vietnam Premier Pham Van Dong terms settlement great victory. In Paris, Le Duc Tho says December bombing only delayed peace agreement, but didn't change it. Congress briefed about agreement by Nixon. Afterwards Senator Republican leader Hugh Scott says Nixon thankful to all who served in Vietnam. Says peace fragile.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [General William WESTMORELAND - says problems lie ahead in Vietnam. Expects guerrilla fighting to continue.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Kalb, Marvin

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