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Vietnam / Thuy Interview #440259

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 18, 1968
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(Studio) North Vietnam sources say United States made proposals to Hanoi who responded. United States rptdly. asked for lesser military activity near DMZ (demilitarized zone) and incling. South Vietnam and Viet Cong in peace talks in return for end to North Vietnam bombing. State Department and North Vietnam spokesperson deny reports
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Studio) North Vietnam negotiator, Xuan Thuy's answers to reporters' questions prepared ahead of time. Answers not as vitriolic as in past.
REPORTER: James Robinson

(Paris, France) [AUDIO DISTURBED BY SOUND FROM ANOTHER STORY.] [THUY - (translated) says what North Vietnam will do if United States stops bombings and all other acts of war. Cites what Paris negotiators will discuss. NLF are leaders and orgs. of South Vietnam people. Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky cursed by South Vietnam.]
REPORTER: James Robinson

(Studio) Thuy didn't say he wouldn't talk with South Vietnam or didn't insist NLF was sole representative of South Vietnam.
REPORTER: James Robinson

(Paris, France) [ThUY - says United States sent troops across Pacific to Vietnam.]
REPORTER: James Robinson

(Studio) Thuy didn't deny North Vietnam troops in Cambodia and Laos. Thuy's deps. talk optimistically of cooperating with United States in rehabilitating Vietnam after war. North Vietnam may be ready for step towards peace.
REPORTER: James Robintson

Huntley, Chet;
Robinson, James

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