• Short Summary

    MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE, LEAVING THE VIETNAM PEACE TALKS IN PARIS AFTER MORE THAN 10?

  • Description

    1.
    GV/CU CONFERENCE BUILDING (2 SHOTS)
    0.10

    2.
    SV CABOT LODGE LEAVES BUILDING AND TOWARDS REPORTER (SOF)
    1.04

    3.
    SV XUAN THUY LEAVES BUILDING AND SPEAKS IN VIETNAMESE. TRANSLATOR THEN SPEAKS
    2.18

    4.
    SV NORTH VIETNAMESE WALKS TO CAR
    2.26


    TRANSCRIPT: LODGE: "WELL, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE'VE HAD A .... 45TH, I THINK IT IS, WEEKLY MEETING AND RECESSED UNTIL NEXT THURSDAY. I THOUGHT THAT IT MIGHT BE USEFUL AS I SAID GOODBYE TO TOUCH ON SOME OF THE THINGS WHICH HAVE MADE THE GREATEST IMPRESSION ON ME DURING MY SERVICE HERE; THE PROPOSALS THAT WE HAVE MADE, THE OTHER SIDE'S REACTIONS TO THEM, THE PERSISTENT ERRORS WHICH ARE OBSTACLES TO PROGRESS, AND THE HOPE FOR FUTURE. I CONTINUE TO BE AN OPTIMIST. I THINK ONE DAY THIS WAR IS GOING TO END. THANK YOU VERY MUCH."



    XUAN THUY: "DURING TODAY, DELEGATES FROM THE UNITED STATES AND SAIGON STILL CONTINUED WITH THEIR OLD ARGUMENTS.....



    "ON THE SIDE OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM, WE SUMMED UP THE LAST 44 SESSIONS AND GAVE REASONS WHY THE CONFERENCE DID NOT PROGRESS, STATING THAT THIS WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNITED STATES....



    "WE CRITICISED NIXON'S POLICIES ABOUT THE VIETNAMISATION OF THE WAR."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE, LEAVING THE VIETNAM PEACE TALKS IN PARIS AFTER MORE THAN 10 MONTHS AS CHIEF U.S. NEGOTIATOR, SAID TODAY THAT HE BELIEVED A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT OF THE CONFLICT WOULD BE ACHIEVED "SOME DAY". MR. LODGE WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER HIS FINAL APPEARANCE IN THE DEADLOCKED TALKS.

    MR. LODGE REFUSED TO RULE OUT HIS EARLIER IDEA THAT THE CONFLICT MIGHT JUST "FADE AWAY" WITH A DE FACTO ARRANGEMENT TO STOP THE KILLING.

    THE CHIEF NORTH VIETNAMESE NEGOTIATOR, MR. XUAN THUY, THEN LEFT THE CONFERENCE BUILDING AND TOLD REPORTERS THAT MR. LODGE'S FINAL SESSION HAD BEEN TAKEN UP WITH A RE-ITERATION OF THE OLD ARGUMENTS.

    TODAY'S SESSION -- THE 45TH -- WAS MARKED BY A 30-MINUTE TALK BETWEEN MR. LODGE AND MR. XUAN THUY DURING THE REGULAR TEA BREAK. SINCE THE FULL-SCALE TALKS BEGAN IN JANUARY, THE TWO SIDES HAVE NORMALLY STAYED APART DURING THE BREAK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3PJLMJRYTSCLHSGY0PYH47RC0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PJLMJRYTSCLHSGY0PYH47RC0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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