• Short Summary

    President Nixon held talks with the newly appointed Paris peace talks negotiator, David Bruce, at San Clemente on Saturday (4 July).

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    SV Nixon and Bruce seated
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    SCU Bruce
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    SCU Nixon
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    SV Nixon and Bruce seated
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    5.
    GV EXT Reporters
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    6.
    SCU Nixon speaking (SOF) Bruce speaking
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    NIXON: "I would like to say again that I think the nation is most fortunate to have a man with the great wealth of experience in diplomacy to take this assignment as chief of our delegation in Paris. Ambassador Bruce, as I pointed out the other night, is unique perhaps in the diplomatic service of this country in the number of very important posts that he has filled. We're glad that he returns to the diplomatic service for this assignment. Mr. Ambassador?"



    BRUCE: "Mr. President, I feel deeply honoured at having been given this assignment. It's one that is foreign to my experience but if I can make any contribution, no matter how slight, to bringing about a settlement of the difficulties in South East Asia I will feel overjoyed. I'm not going to make any statement until I 've taken up my duties, which will be about the first of August in Paris".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Nixon held talks with the newly appointed Paris peace talks negotiator, David Bruce, at San Clemente on Saturday (4 July). Afterwards, the President said the United States was fortunate to have such an experienced diplomat for the Vietnam negotiations.

    Mr. Bruce, a former United States Ambassador to Britain and other Western countries, was appointed to the post of Wednesday (1 July). The 72-year-old diplomat was called from his retirement for the negotiations. During his diplomatic career Mr. Bruce became the first United States Ambassador to hold the three key posts in Europe -- West Germany, Britain and France. In Paris he will take over from a State Department official who has been in charge of the U.S. delegation since the resignation of Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge last November.

    After the discussion the President and Mr. Bruce spoke to pressman:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE6A2NH9WMY5KFVQ6L67SPCJ4Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6A2NH9WMY5KFVQ6L67SPCJ4Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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