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Huong / South Vietnam / Political Developments #239697

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 25, 1975
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(Studio) South Vietnam President Tran Van Huong to address national assembly soon and reveal whether fighting to continue or peace in offing. Reportedly, government minister has made direct contact with North Vietnam asking to discuss peace settlement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Attacks held off while attempts made to work out political solution; since Thieu's resignation, there's been little significant fighting, although North Vietnam have power to reach Saigon virtually overnight. Possible reasons Communists haven't stormed Saigon yet explained. Huong would like to remain as figurehead president but appointed Duong Van Minh as prem. with full presidential powers; rptdly., Minh would be acceptable to Communists
REPORTER: Peter Collins

(DC) Army intelligence officers believe an attack on Saigon would be made on 5 coordinated fronts; details given. 40 United States Marines helicoptered into Saigon to beef up security at United States embassy.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Representative William Broomfield says there's tacit understanding with North Vietnam to permit American evacuation from South Vietnam; after Secretary of State Henry Kissinger denies report, Broomfield says information comes from newspapers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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