• Short Summary

    On Friday, (15 June), South Vietnam began its second official ceasefire, in much the same way as the first began, nearly five months ago -- with continued fighting between the Communists and the South Vietnamese Army.

  • Description

    On Friday, (15 June), South Vietnam began its second official ceasefire, in much the same way as the first began, nearly five months ago -- with continued fighting between the Communists and the South Vietnamese Army. But there were none of the large-scale "land-grabbing" assaults, which characterised the final hours leading up to the truce on January 28th.

    The new ceasefire resulted form an agreement signed in Paris on Wednesday (13 June) by the United States, North and South Vietnam and the Viet Cong. The agreement sought to bolster the original ceasefire, but was reported to have failed to have made any progress in halting the hostilities in Labs and the Khmer Republic.

    However, at a news conference in Saigon, South Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Tran Van Lam, said that North Vietnam and the United States had reached an understanding on Laos and the Khmer Republic.

    In South Vietnam on Friday, within minutes of the ceasefire coming into effect, the South Vietnamese High Command claimed that the Communists had opened up artillery and other heavy weapons fire against Government outposts in nine provinces, from the northern coast to the Mekong Delta, south of Saigon.

    There were no counter-accusations from the Viet Cong, but newsmen on highways north and south of the capital witnessed artillery and other shooting from the Government side after the noon deadline.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5UFBZ572DY26JY7L5DXVTJC05
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UFBZ572DY26JY7L5DXVTJC05
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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