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Vietnam / POW's #468931

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1973
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(Studio) White House says expects next group American POW's to be released soon. North Vietnam had said no more POW's to be released until Communist members Joint Mil. Commission given protection and better treatment in South Vietnam. Americans complained in Paris international conference on Vietnam. Secretary of State Rogers meets with North Vietnam's Nguyen Duy Trinh.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [White House Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says Rogers and Trinh meeting resulted in promise by North Vietnam to continue American prisoners of war release.]
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) prisoners of war issue holds up Paris conference temporarily.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Paris, France) Rogers tells conference United States will discuss no other issues until POW problem resolved. Is possible issue of safety for Communists raised by Madame Binh in private meeting with South Vietnam For. Min. Lam, but issue not raised in meeting between Rogers and North Vietnam's Nguyen Duy Trinh. [US spokesperson Robert McCLOSKEY - says prisoners of war release not linked to any condition except United States troop withdrawal.]
REPORTER: Lloyd Dobyns

(Studio) United States pressured North Vietnam to continue with prisoners of war release by stopping United States troop withdrawal and stopping minesweeping operations in Haiphong. These will now be resumed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Dobyns, Lloyd;
Valeriani, Richard

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