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Vietnam / Blockade-Communist Reaction #463979

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1972
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(Studio) Soviet Union still has made no official reaction to United States mining of North Vietnam ports. Soviet and United States officials in Moscow continue plans for Nixon's visit. In Helsinki, Finland, American and Soviet negotiators meet at Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) talks to discuss limitation of nuclear weapons. Paris Peace Talks discontinued. North Vietnam negotiator Xuan Thuy now in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Paris, France) North Vietnam say they're ready to resume peace talks anytime, secret or not, but departure of chief delegate indicates they are not optimistic. Xuan Thuy denounces President Nixon's escalation of war, though no threat of retaliation made. Criticizes Americans for breaking off peace talks, publicizing content of last wk's. secret meeting with Henry Kissinger. Says North Vietnam only want coalition government, not Communism, in South Vietnam. North Vietnam counselor Le Duc Tho says Nixon's escalation will only lead to greater defeats.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) Xuan Thuy returns to Hanoi, but more important, Le Duc Tho does not. He remains available for secret negotiations.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Burrington, David;
Utley, Garrick

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