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Vietnam / Peace Talks / Nixon / Honors / Treaty #3115

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1969
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(Studio) In "New York Times" interview, North Vietnam negotiator, Xuan Thuy, says Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge blocked progress. Says Lodge only talked of mutual withdrawals, and avoided talks of general problems.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Paris, France) [Ambassador LODGE - says not true I haven't been willing to meet privately or otherwise to talk of general problems. Not true I've only wanted to talk of mutual withdrawals. United States and South Vietnam ready to talk any time.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) Admin. says initiative for all 11 private mtgs. came from US. Make-up of South Vietnam government is key issue. United States says such won't be discussed without South Vietnam present. President awards 3 Medals of Honor. [President NIXON - quotes Oliver Wendell Holmes with regard to courage.] Medals received by sergeant 1/c Webster Anderson, S/sergeant Nicky Bacon, and S/sergeant Paul Lambers. President signs Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. [President NIXON - says United States dedicated to cause of peace.] Russia ratifies Treaty at same time. 19 other cntrys. must sign Treaty.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reynolds, Frank

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