A spokesman for the South Vietnamese delegation to the Paris Peace talks said in Paris on Tuesday (4 April) that the latest drive by the North Vietnamese into the northern provinces of South Vietnam was an "overt invasion".
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: NGUYEN TRIEU DAN: "By sending massively its regular forces across the seventeenth parallel to attack the northernmost provinces of South Vietnam, the Hanoi Communist regime has perpetrated the last act of the aggression which it has been carrying out for more than ten years against South Vietnam under the cover of its tool, the so-called National Liberation Front, an aggression which has become an overt invasion.
In so doing, Hanoi has dropped its mask. The North Vietnamese leaders reveal that what they have attempted thus far is to erase by force the demarcation line set by the 1954 Geneva Agreements to separate the two states of Vietnam and that they have not yet renounced their scheme."
Mr Nguyen Trieu dan speaking at news conference.
Paris - and on Tuesday, a news conference called by the South Vietnamese delegation to the Paris Peace Talks. The subject - North Vietnam's new offensive.
OUT:"......renounced their scheme."
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Background: A spokesman for the South Vietnamese delegation to the Paris Peace talks said in Paris on Tuesday (4 April) that the latest drive by the North Vietnamese into the northern provinces of South Vietnam was an "overt invasion".
Mr Nguyen Trisu Dan was speaking to a news conference shortly after the Communist delegations had called for a resumption of the peace talks in Paris on Thursday.