U.S. President Lyndon Johnson accused North Viet Nam of using the Paris Peace talks for?
President Johnson making statement and Cyprus Vance making statement.
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Background: U.S. President Lyndon Johnson accused North Viet Nam of using the Paris Peace talks for "fantasy and propaganda," while sending men and supplies into South Viet Nam "at an unprecedented rate." The President spoke after meeting at the "White House with deputy U.S. Paris negotiating Cyprus Vance on Wednesday (May 29).
Mr. Johnson said he was hopeful for progress in the talks, but concede "we haven't made much to date."
Mr. Vance said U.S. negotiators "are not discouraged." he said he could only assume that North Viet Nam's negotiators have "as their ultimate objective the finding of a just and honourable peace."
Mr. Vance was in Washington to brief the president and Cabinet on the talks. The next session between U.S. and North Vietnamese negotiators was scheduled for Friday (June 1).