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Vietnam / Clifford / Peace Talks / Bartch / South Vietnam #440649

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 13, 1968
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(Studio) Yesterday, Defense Secretary Clark Clifford speak of United States going on with peace talks, with or without South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) [CLIFFORD - says no meeting date set. President would like to get talks started soon. He'll have to decide if he'll go with South Vietnam or without them.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Min. Info., Ton That Thien says South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu never agreed to American arrangements for bombing halt. Says anything United States and Hanoi agree on, won't be binding to South Vietnam. Ambassador Averell Harriman and South Vietnam representative Pham Dang Lam meet in Paris. United States still expects South Vietnam to join talks on American terms. VC spokesperson, Dong Ding Thao says even if Saigon sends no 1, talks will go on.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Studio) United States says it wants South Vietnam to negotiate in Paris, but it wouldn't const. recognition of NLF.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [State Department spokesperson Carl BARTCH - propose to North Vietnam that there be 2 sides to peace talks. United States and South Vietnam on 1 side. North Vietnam can include whoever they wish. Understood that both sides would organization selves as they chose. Presence of NLF doesn't involve recognition.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) South Vietnam representatives insist agreement not made with United States with regard to talks. Felt South Vietnam stalling for harder American line with new President Hoped South Vietnam will negotiate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet

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