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    MUTUAL WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS IN VIETNAM... THAT'S THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS?

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    NEW YORK SKYLINE; ROGERS SPEAKS



    TRANSCRIPT: ROGERS: "THESE PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN DRAWN UP ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT LEADERS OF NORTH VIETNAM ARE IN FACT NOW PREPARED TO NEGOTIATE THE WITHDRAWAL OF ALL OUTSIDE COMBAT FORCES FROM THE TERRITORY OF SOUTH VIETNAM. NOW WHAT DOES THE OTHER SIDE PROPOSE? IT PROPOSES THAT THE UNITED STATES FORCES LEAVE UNCONDITIONALLY WHILE THE NORTH VIETNAMESE FORCES STAY TO DO AS THEY PLEASE. CAN ANY REASONABLE PERSON SUGGEST THAT THIS SHOWS A PRESENT WILLINGNESS TO NEGOTIATE? WHY HASN'T HANOI COME FORWARD WITH REALILISTIC PROPOSALS FOR A PRACTICAL START TOWARDS PEACE? WE MADE OUR SUGGESTIONS - WHAT ARE THEIR SUGGESTIONS? OBVIOUSLY, IF THEY SHOULD CONTINUE TO SAY 'YOU GET OUT AND WE'LL STAY', THERE'S NOTHING TO NEGOTIATE. WE HAVE NOW, HOWEVER, PLACED ALL OUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET. WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR THE UNWELCOME CONTINGENCY THAT THE OTHER SIDE DOES NOT YET WANT TO NEGOTIATE A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT. WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO ASSUME THAT THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO EARLY PROGRESS IN THE PEACE TALKS IS AN INDEFINITE EXTENSION OF OUR PRESENT ROLE. THIS IS WHY SUCH HIGH PRIORITY HAS BEEN GIVEN TO PREPARING SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES TO ASSUME A GROWING SHARE OF COMBAT BURDEN AND WHY THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH VIETNAM IS GIVING SUCH HIGH PRIORITY TO DEVELOPING THE POLITICAL UNITY OF THE COUNTRY."




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    Background: MUTUAL WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS IN VIETNAM... THAT'S THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS IN PARIS MOVING -- SO SAID AMERICAN SECRETARY OF STATE,WILLIAM P. ROGERS ON MONDAY (21 APRIL).

    SPEAKING AT THE ANNUAL LUNCHEON OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AT THE WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK, ROGERS SAID THE UNITED STATES HAS PUT FORWARD CONCRETE PROPOSALS FOR A PEACE SETTLEMENT IN VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA44Z4S0HTTY0LXNXLDPXCJ92AL
    Media URN:
    VLVA44Z4S0HTTY0LXNXLDPXCJ92AL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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