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Paris Peace Talks / POWs #460740

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 06, 1972
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(Studio) State Department, United States and North Vietnam delegates at Paris Peace Talks, deny that any offer has been made for United States withdrawal from Vietnam in exchange for US POW release.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Paris) [US Negotiator, Ambassador William PORTER - says North Vietnam offer demands but no discussion.] North Vietnam Ambassador Xuan Thui says liberation of P.O.W.s includes US disavowal of Saigon government in addition to United States withdrawal. [U.S. spokesman, Stephen LEDOGAR - says unfortunate North Vietnam citizens say P.O.W. policy is one thing and government another. Says United States has no pre-conditions for negotiation but North Vietnam has only ultimatums.]
REPORTER: Bernard Kaplan

(Studio) North Vietnam conditions for prisoners of war release include: United States withdrawal of forces and material; end to all acts of war; end to military and political support for South Vietnam. Senator George McGovern sees conditions as merely ending war; White House views conditions as demand to give up.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Hanoi) [North Vietnam film of United States pilots captured in Ha Ding Province, North Vietnam shown: Lieutenant Commander David West Hoffman and Lieutenant J.G. Norris River Charles. Bomb damage at Tuang Din Village, Tan Hua Province and nearby hospital shown.
REPORTER: John Rich

(Studio) At Paris Peace Talks, Viet Cong says letters to United States P.O.W.s held captive in South Vietnam can be sent through Viet Cong offices in Moscow, Peking, or Hanoi.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Kaplan, Bernard;
Rich, John
Duration:
00:05:30

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