• Short Summary

    The United States and South Vietnam suspended the Paris Peace Talks indefinitely on Thursday after admitting they had run into complete deadlock.

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    The United States and South Vietnam suspended the Paris Peace Talks indefinitely on Thursday after admitting they had run into complete deadlock.

    The chief United States delegate William Porter said there was a "complete lack of progress on every available channel" and denounced the communist side for its "arrogant ultimatum and clumsy evasions."
    Hanoi's chief delegate, Xuan Thuy said the U.S. action in suspending the talks for the second time in five weeks was "a new act of sabotage of unprecedented gravity."
    The talks were first suspended on March 23 and resumed only last week at the express wish of President Nixon. And last Sunday (April 30), the Hanoi Politburo member Le Duc Tho flew into Paris for secret, parallel negotiations. The talks broke up after the 149th session -- as U.S. bombing raids continued to pound communist positions in South Vietnam and North Vietnamese troops closed in on the old imperial city of Hue, just south of the demilitarized zone, following the fall of the provincial capital Quang Tri last week.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA59SC4E9LFFC0N8GUDKW2YT571
    Media URN:
    VLVA59SC4E9LFFC0N8GUDKW2YT571
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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