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Vietnam / Peace Talks #22854

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 16, 1973
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(Studio) Admin. discourages reports that cease-fire agreement may be signed by Friday
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Key Biscayne, Florida) White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler says Henry Kissinger will not return to Paris, France, until early next week, so peace settlement could not be finalized at least until then. Also, Ziegler says Nixon has no address to the nation with regard to Vietnam scheduled for this wk. These announcements came shortly after General Alexander Haig arrives Saigon. Haig met by Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and United States military commander General Frederick Weyand. Haig believed to be carrying copy of draft peace agreement reached by Le Duc Tho and Kissinger. Haig met with President Thieu and then communicated with President Nixon.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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