• Short Summary

    North Vietnam today (April 17) called for an end to American bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong and a resumption of the Paris Peace Talks.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. & CU Sign North Vietnamese Mission, Paris (2 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    MV INT. Xuan Thuy seated at table
    0.18

    3.
    CU Xuan Thuy SOF in vietnamese
    0.32

    4.
    CU Translator in French
    1.02


    SOF IN:"Le gouvernment de la republique Democratique...."



    OUT:"..comme a L'accoutume". pull out to Xuan Thuy with translator


    5.
    CU Translator SOF "La cessation immediate...."
    1.26


    ENDS:"...en soixante-huitt".




    Initials SGM/0159 SGM/0218



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: North Vietnam today (April 17) called for an end to American bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong and a resumption of the Paris Peace Talks.

    Hanoi's chief negotiator at the talks - Xuan Thuy - told a press conference in Paris that it was vital that the Paris conference resume its work, and that the United States stop all its acts of war, particularly the bombing of North Vietnam.

    Given these conditions, he said, there would be a basis for a political settlement of the Vietnam problem, and Mr Le Duc Tho, a senior Politburo member, would fly to France when the Conference resumed.

    There was no immediate reaction from the U.S. delegation in Paris. american sources said any reaction would come from Washington.

    SYNOPSIS: At the North Vietnamese Mission in Paris on Monday a call by Hanoi's chief negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks for an immediate end to American bombing of North Vietnam. Xuan Thuy made his demand at a specially arranged Press Conference......
    Speaking in French the translator said the Vietnamese negotiator had drawn attention to the numerous statements made by the government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the provisional revolutionary government of the Republic of South Vietnam, and the North Vietnamese delegation in Paris demanding that the United States resume the Peace talks...

    Xuan Thuy called for an immediate end to what he called the Americans' escalation of the war. He said North Vietnam demanded that the Americans respect the undertakings they themselves gave in 1968 for a total and unconditional and to the bombing of North Vietnam.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA34FE1YRHQKR43ES2ZVILCF8X4
    Media URN:
    VLVA34FE1YRHQKR43ES2ZVILCF8X4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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