The Viet Cong on Thursday (1 July) put forward a new plan for ending the Vietnam war specifying for the first time that U.
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TRANSCRIPT: Madame Binh (SEQ. 3): "We made an important statement about this today which repeats yet again our real desire to find a political settlement for the problems of South Vietnam. We hope that this time Mr. Nixon will act on our initiative, that he will grasp this opportunity to end this unjust and unpopular war, which has already lasted much too long in South Vietnam."
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Background: The Viet Cong on Thursday (1 July) put forward a new plan for ending the Vietnam war specifying for the first time that U.S. prisoners would be released simultaneously with the withdrawal of U.S. troops. The Chief Viet Cong negotiator at the Paris peace talks, Madame Ngyen Thi Binh, made this pledge in a seven-point package offer she presented at Thursday's negotiating session.
Madame Binh told newsmen afterwards that it was now up to President Nixon to seize this opportunity to end the war in South Vietnam. Speaking in French, Madame Binh said: