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Paris Peace Talks / Table #881

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1968
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(Studio) United States and South Vietnam agree on plan to offer North Vietnam, to get Peace Talks going. Averell Harriman, Nguyen Kao Ky reads agreement.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Paris, France) Harriman, Cyrus Vance visit Ky. [HARRIMAN - speaks of plan.] [Ky - talks of discussion and agreements. Asks "who knows the future?"] Ky said unwilling to make concessions. Ky has ideas re: conference table. Saigon won't recognize Viet Cong as separate delegation. Implications noted.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi {by satellite}

(Studio) North Vietnam will wait for explanation of South Vietnam-US proposal. North Vietnam considers National Liberation Front 4th party to negotiations.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Paris, France) [Nguyen Thanh LE in translation, talks of table's shape. Calls South Vietnam United States lackeys.]
REPORTER: John Rolfson

Reynolds, Frank;
Rolfson, John;
Cioffi, Lou

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