• Short Summary

    NORTH VIETNAM AND THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT OF SOUTH VIETNAM SAID IN A STATEMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR THE PARIS PEACE TALKS TO OPEN WHILE THE PRESENT SAIGON GOVERNMENT REMAINED IN POWER.

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    VIET CONG SPOKESMAN; VIET CONG SPOKESMAN SPEAKING THROUGH A TRANSLATOR.



    TRANSCRIPT: MR. THAO: JOINT COMMUNIQUE OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT OF SOUTH VIETNAM AND OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM ABOUT THE DELAY OF THE PARIS TALKS ON VIETNAM CAUSED BY THE UNITED STATES AND THE SAIGON ADMINISTRATION. 1968 IS ENDING AND WITH THE NEW YEAR I WISH TO GIVE YOU MY BEST WISHES OF A GOOD AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.



    JOURNALIST: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.



    TRANSLATOR: IT'S A PLEASURE.




    Initials RE/V/CR/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NORTH VIETNAM AND THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT OF SOUTH VIETNAM SAID IN A STATEMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR THE PARIS PEACE TALKS TO OPEN WHILE THE PRESENT SAIGON GOVERNMENT REMAINED IN POWER. THE STATEMENT ACCUSED THE SAIGON GOVERNMENT OF TRYING TO SABOTAGE THE PARIS PEACE TALKS. THE TALKS WERE ORIGINALLY DUE TO START ON NOVEMBER 6 BUT THE OPENING HAS BEEN DELAYED BY PROCEDURAL DISPUTES.

    MR. THAO THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT ISSUED THE STATEMENT. HE SPOKE IN VIETNAMESE AND A TRANSLATOR INTERPRETED INTO FRENCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWCLO1XFTPHJT6JJL9ZKWRBOA
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWCLO1XFTPHJT6JJL9ZKWRBOA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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