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View of French officials in Hanoi that peace prospects are slight
Date of Creation:
January 25, 1966
Date of Declassification:
June 10, 1991
Type of Document:
Intelligence information cable
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
2 p.
The French mission in Hanoi stated that the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) would not agree to negotiate for peace at this time as: 1) The DRV did not feel that they had been defeated; 2) The DRV received Soviet assurances of support (type not specified) by Alexander Shepelin; and 3) The DRV felt that the US was not to be trusted at the conference table and was probably laying a trap through world opinion to force the DRV to abandon the fight.
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