ESTIMATED PUB DATE - STATEMENTS (DELETED) NORTH VIETNAMESE AMBASSADOR ON THE VI

Created: 10/1/1967

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SUBJECT: STATEMEMSJI NORTH VIETNAMESE AMBASSADOR ON THE VIETNAM WAR

SUMMARY: TH VIETNAMESE AMBASSADOR IN PRAGUE STATED THAT TKEBiTATEMENT DP THE FOREIGN MINISTER STILL STANDSALID STATEMENT "FOR TIME BEING" OF THE NORTH VIETNAMESE POSITION ON NEGOTIATIONS. KE STATED THAT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE WERE NOT SURPRISED BY THE ELECTION RESULTS IN SOUTH VIETNAM AND THAT NO POLICY CHANGES ARE UNDER CONSIDERATION BECAUSE OF THESE RESULTS. THE AMBASSADOR DID NOT CONSIDER THE

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hoc tap article published ok ho chi minh's birthday as an attack on mao tse-tung. he commented that north vietnam uould probably send delegates to the russell tribunal meeting in copenhagen. end of summary*.

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victory in the war and the vietnamese people are united in their determination to crush the americans. as regards peace, the declaration of the minister of foreign affairs of

^january7 still stands, for the time being. there is no possibility of having discussions with the united states while the bombing continues. if the bombings cease unconditionally, as well as all acts of war, thereay to start talks. there is no possibility of reciprocity from the north vietnamese side in exchange for cessation of on this principle there will be no concessions. the words of peace spoken by president johnson, dean rusk, and arthur goldberg are lies and they are not sincere.

elections were those expected. no policy changesmade because of these elections. the elections werethe resultsraud. if the elections were free,people of vietnam would have voted against

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the north vietnamese are unable to answer or behalf of the chinese. he could only say that all the peoples of the socialist countries were ready to help the vietnamese people. 6.

there will probably be representatives of the north vietnamese government in copehagen. the russel tribunal meetings are helpful in exposing the crimes of the united states. 'e-t

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