Negotiations: New Man in Paris

At the seventh session of the Viet Nam peace talks in Paris last week, there was a long pause amid the set-piece exchanges. Then, suddenly leaning across the table and intently scanning the visage of U.S. Negotiator Averell Harriman, North Viet Nam Chief Delegate Xuan Thuy spoke with surprising directness.

Thuy: When will the U.S. unconditionally cease its bombing and other acts of war against North Viet Nam so that these talks can go on to other matters related to a Viet Nam settlement?

Harriman: When will your delegation be ready to discuss...

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