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Paris Peace Talks / No Progress #4106

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1969
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(Studio) No progress made at Paris Peace Talks.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Paris, France) Ambassador Lodge says common ground is that both sides say Vietnam should settle own affairs. Urges separation of fighting forces; proposal rejected. Viet Cong leader, Tran Buu Kiem says no progress to be made until Saigon government overthrown. He and North Vietnam leader, Xuan Thuy, scorn idea of mutual withdrawal of troops; United States can end war by withdrawing American troops. Thuy says United States must agree to Hanoi and NLF pts. United States spokesperson says no progress could be made. [LODGE - comments on long meeting; should be no false optimism. United States to persevere in search for lasting peace.] Talks to begin again Thursday
REPORTER: John Rolfson

Reynolds, Frank;
Rolfson, John

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