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Vietnam Air War / Communist Reaction #462001

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 21, 1972
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(Studio) North Vietnam appeals for help from China and USSR . Asks them to pressure United States to stop bombing. Both China and USSR trying to improve relations with US. Soviet leader Brezhnev condemns United States actions.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Moscow, USSR ) Brezhnev condemns United States bombing as criminal aggression. Pledges support for North Vietnam to help reach just peace. Brezhnev welcomes agreements reached with United States at Moscow summit last spring and at Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) talks. Praises trade expansion with US. Says further improvement US-USSR relations may depend on what happens in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Ed Stevens

Stevens, Ed;
Utley, Garrick

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