• Short Summary

    THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, U THANT, HAS BEEN IN PARIS FOR TALKS WITH THE AMERICAN AND NORTH VIETNAMESE DELEGATES TO THE PRELIMINARY PEACE TALKS.

  • Description

    THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, U THANT, HAS BEEN IN PARIS FOR TALKS WITH THE AMERICAN AND NORTH VIETNAMESE DELEGATES TO THE PRELIMINARY PEACE TALKS.

    ON ARRIVAL AT THE U.S. EMBASSY FOR HIS MEETING WITH MR. AVERELL HARRIMAN AND MR. CYRUS VANCE, THE U.N. CHIEF SAID HE WAS SEEKING AN ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE OF THE NINE-WEEK-OLD TALKS.

    AFTERWARDS HE SAID HIS ASSESSMENT WAS THE SAME AS A FEW WEEKS AGO - "I THINK IT WILL BE A LONG PROCESS." ASKED IF HE THOUGHT THE TIME HAD COME FOR A THIRD PARTY TO ENTER THE TALKS TO HELP BREAK THE STALEMATE, U THANT REPLIED: "I DO NOT SEE ANY POSSIBILITY FOR A 3RD. PARTY INVOLVEMENT AT THIS STAGE."
    HE SAID HE WAS NOT AWARE OF WASHINGTON RUMOURS THAT THE VIET CONG WOULD STOP SHELLING SAIGON IF THE AMERICANS STOPPED BOMBING NORTH VIETNAM.

    OF HIS TALKS WITH THE AMERICANS HE SAID: "WE HAD A VERY USEFUL EXCHANGE."
    AND THE AMERICANS? THEY SAID THE U.N. COULD AT SOME STAGE BE VERY HELPFUL - "BUT NOT AT PRESENT."
    THERE WAS NO STATEMENT AFTER THE VISIT TO THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AT THEIR RESIDENCE IN A PARIS SUBURB. U THANT SPOKE THERE WITH MR. THUY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUWYEI9ZL32CV3WEQ1VE0HFU8
    Media URN:
    VLVACUWYEI9ZL32CV3WEQ1VE0HFU8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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