NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 25, 1975
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(Studio) North Vietnam and South Vietnam may make political deal to end war without further bloodshed. South Vietnam President Tran Van Huong schedules important speech for South Vietnam later today. Associated Press reports South Vietnam cabinet minister contacts North Vietnam with regard to talks. North Vietnam and Viet Cong deliberately refraining from attack on city of Saigon. Admin. denies there's tacit understanding to avoid attack till American evacuation complete.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) [John CHANCELLOR - asks if Communists capable of taking Saigon.] Communists poised militarily and can take Saigon at any time. [John CHANCELLOR - questions if attack held off because of American presence.] Americans rptdly. not reason; political decision is reason; negotiated surrender hoped for. [John CHANCELLOR - asks if United States diplomatically involved in arranging for negotiated settlement.] United States involvement does exist. Russians and Chinese have probably warned North Vietnam against hurting any Americans
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani