In his first session of the deadlocked Paris Peace talks on Vietnam, the United States representative, Mr.
In his first session of the deadlocked Paris Peace talks on Vietnam, the United States representative, Mr. David Bruce, has urged a new spirit of quiet, businesslike negotiations. Mr. Bruce told the Hanoi and Viet Cong representatives tat both sides needed to take another look at each other's positions.
The most significant part of Mr. Bruce's assignment is to expect to begin only after the return to Paris of North Vietnam's chief negotiator, Mr. Xuan Thuy. When he arrives Mr. Bruce is expected to seek private talks to probe the chances of breaking and eighteen month deadlock.
Mr. Bruce's entry ended an eight-month interim period during which Hanoi and the Viet Cong repeatedly charged that President Nixon was downgrading the talks y failing to name a high-ranking Head of the U.S. delegation.
The first reaction from Hanoi and the Viet Cong that 72-year-old Diplomat Mr. Bruce had brought nothing new to the American position.