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Vietnam / Peace Talks #461943

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 18, 1972
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(Studio) Breakdown of cease-fire talks in Paris leads many Washington, DC officials to question credibility of Nixon administration Some say Nixon may have changed mind about terms of agreement after election November 7. Others feel Nixon admin. deliberately deceived United States when announced peace at hand October 26. Senator Stuart Symington asked about his feelings.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [SYMINGTON - says took October statement at face value, but was obviously untrue. Americans misled.]

(Studio) Technical meeting between United States and North Vietnam held in Paris today, but when North Vietnam learned of bombing raids, it suspended talks and will boycott week's meeting of regular Paris Peace Talks. Le Duc Tho briefs North Vietnam on stalled secret peace talks, and General Alexander Haig arrives Saigon Tuesday to brief South Vietnam on situation. South Vietnam pleased that talks suspended.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul

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