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Vietnam / US-South East Asia Negotiations #491

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 12, 1968
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(Studio) Clear South Vietnam reluctant to take point in negotiations.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Ho Chi Minh thought he had negotiated understanding with French in 1946. In 1954, both North Vietnam and South Vietnam delegates disapptd. at peace terms. In 1962, diplomats in Geneva discussed Laos. 3 party coalition created; proved unworkable. Chief American diplomat then was Averell Harriman. South Vietnam despaired when Harriman picked as ambassador American's track record at negotiating table poor. South Vietnam are shrewd bargainers and it is just they take lead in talks. Thieu saying thanks American, but we'd rather do it ourselves.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

Brannigan, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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