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President Thieu's views concerning the bombing halt and the Paris talks
Date of Creation:
October 1968
Date of Declassification:
January 18, 1996
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Pagination, Illustration:
3 p.
Between 23 and 25 October 1968, President Nguyen Van Thieu continued his discussions with a number of government officials concerning a bombing halt and the Paris talks. Among others, Thieu spoke with Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky, the Prime Minister, Thieu's Special Assistant Nguyen Phu Duc, the Interior and Foreign Ministers, possibly Ambassador Bui Diem, and the Chairmen of both Lower and Upper Houses. He was concerned that North Vietnam was guaranteeting nothing in return for a bombing halt. He was firm in his position of not recognizing the National Liberation Front. He was also very concerned that the US would do something dramatic, e.g., inclusion of the National Liberation Front at the Paris talks, in order to help Humphrey on 5 November.
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