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Vietnam / Peace Talks #467110

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 08, 1973
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(Studio) Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho discuss Vietnam cease-fire. Atmosphere icy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Paris, France) Both sides claim other side wrecked last round peace talks. Accusations bitter. Le Duc Tho says for United States to sign October agreement or continue war. North Vietnam accuse Kissinger of distorting truth deliberately in December 16 news conference Kissinger and Sullivan face difficulties in talks. Nobody optimistic.
REPORTER: Lloyd Dobyns

(Studio) South Vietnam says no agreement possible without their consent.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Saigon, South Vietnam) President Thieu has no effective rivals. Thieu will not sign an agreement which will threaten his position.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Defense Secretary Laird says South Vietnam equipped to fight its own war. Won't discuss details of bombing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Laird appears before House Armed Services Committee [LAIRD - says US will retain forces in Vietnam until POW's and MIA's accounted for.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Delaney, Steve;
Dobyns, Lloyd

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