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Peace Talks / Viet Cong Plan #5568

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1969
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(Studio) Viet Cong propose l0-part peace plan at Paris Peace Talks. United States to study plan, which doesn't include anything new,
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Paris, France) Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge rejects 1 point, that of unconditional withdrawal. Lodge says NLF must talk to South Vietnam about political proposals. South Vietnam spokesperson calls plan old, containing demands for American withdrawal, and overthrow of South Vietnam government Tran Buu Kiem's plan calls for elections supervised by coalition, but says South Vietnam-govt must be overthrown. Communists call plan a solution. North Vietnam representative Xuan Thuy says United States and South Vietnam reacted unfavorably. He appeals to Americans to put pressure on President Nixon.
REPORTER: John Rolfson

Reynolds, Frank;
Rolfson, John

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