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    The Chief representative of the National Liberation Front at the Paris peace talks, Madame Nguyen Thi Binh, presented a new series of proposals on Thursday (17 Sept) aimed at ending the war in South Vietnam.

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    The Chief representative of the National Liberation Front at the Paris peace talks, Madame Nguyen Thi Binh, presented a new series of proposals on Thursday (17 Sept) aimed at ending the war in South Vietnam. Madame Binh was resuming her place at the Vietnam talks after at three months absence and the proposals were based on the NLF's existing 10-point peace plan including their demands for total United States withdrawal and the replacement of the present Saigon leadership.

    Madame Binh's latest proposals included a deadline for the withdrawal of foreign troops. She said that if the United States agreed to withdraw all its troops and those of its foreign allies from South Vietnam by June 30, 1971, the guerrilla forces would stop attacks. They would also discuss safety guarantees and the question of releasing prisoners.

    The proposals clashed with President Nixon's refusal to be frozen into a rigid timetable and to abandon the present leadership of South Vietnam. Thursday's meeting was the first time all four delegations to the peace meetings have been led by their chief delegates since last December.

    United States officials at the talks said later that the plan put forward by Madame added nothing new to the negotiations.

    SYNOPSIS: The Vietnam peace talks resumed in Paris on Thursday. The National Liberation Front delegation presented new proposals for a settlement in South Vietnam but United States delegates said the latest plan offered nothing new.

    After the day's meeting, the Chief N.L.F. negotiator, Madame Nguyen Thi Binh, outlined the new proposals to pressmen. Madame Binh was returning to the talks after three months absence.

    The proposals were based on the guerrillas existing ten-point plan which includes demands for total withdrawal of United States forces and the replacement of the present Saigon leadership. Madame Binh added that if all United States and other foreign troops were withdrawn from South Vietnam by June the 30th 1971 the guerrillas would stop attacking them. They would also discuss safety guarantees and the question of the release of prisoners. The proposals clashed with President Nixon's refusal to be frozen into a rigid timetable and to abandon the present leaders of South Vietnam. Thursday's talks marks the first time since December that the heads of the four delegations to the talks have attended the talks at one time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VIMBP2LIO9AUSKFWQVAIPWY0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VIMBP2LIO9AUSKFWQVAIPWY0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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