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    Le Duc Tho, senior member of the Politburo of North Vietnam, returned to Paris Monday (11 September) for a new round of negotiations on Vietnam.

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    Le Duc Tho, senior member of the Politburo of North Vietnam, returned to Paris Monday (11 September) for a new round of negotiations on Vietnam. His arrival from Moscow coincided with a Viet Cong announcement that could lead to a possible breakthrough in the stalled talks.

    For the first time, the Provisional Revolutionary Government, backed by the Viet Cong, did not call for the resignation of South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu. The statement, broadcast over Hanoi's radio, said that there existed two administrations and two armies in South Vietnam, and that a solution to the internal problem in the South must proceed from this "reality."
    In this comments at the airport, Le Duc Tho said the United States must now choose between war and peace. He indicated that he had not had consultations with Dr. Henry Kissinger, President Nixon's national security adviser, during his weekend stop in Moscow. But he did not rule out meetings in Paris with Dr. Kissinger soon.

    Le Duc Tho said that if the United States showed the same goodwill as did North Vietnam, "we are convinced that we can reach a settlement and that peace will be restored, not only in the interests of the Vietnamese people but also in the interests of the Americans."
    SYNOPSIS: The chief North Vietnamese negotiator at the Paris Vietnam peace negotiations, Le Duc Tho, arrived back in Paris Monday for a new round of talks on Vietnam. His arrival coincided with a Viet Cong announcement that could lead to a possible breakthrough in the stalled Vietnam talks. For the first time, no demand was made for the removal of South Vietnamese President Thieu as a condition for peace..... At an airport press conference Le Duc Tho commented on the negotiations on Vietnam.

    The Hanoi envoy said that the United States must now choose between war and peace. He said that if the United States showed the same goodwill as did North Vietnam, he was convinced a settlement could be reached "and that peace will be restored, not only in the interests of the Vietnamese people but also in the interests of the Americans."
    Le Duc Tho's comments made in Vietnamese, were translated into French. He commented on speculation that he had met with President Nixon's national security adviser Dr. Henry Kissinger during his weekend stopover in Moscow. He said he had not met with Dr. Kissinger, but that he did not rule out meetings in Paris soon. The two men, who last met in Paris only three weeks ago, have had a total of sixteen secret sessions in their efforts to reach a settlement to the Vietnam situation... Officials indicated that it will be at this next meeting that the North Vietnamese negotiator will explain the new Viet Cong proposal to the U.S. envoy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3IH88IQ7GQ0KHBCJXUHY2AGLY
    Media URN:
    VLVA3IH88IQ7GQ0KHBCJXUHY2AGLY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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