COMMENTS OF MEMBER OF NORTH VIETNAM DELEGATION IN PARIS ON VIETNAM WAR

Created: 10/4/1967

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OF THE AMERICANS.)

8. THE? ELECTICKS IN SOUTH VIETNAM BAVS MOT PROVEDINASMUCH AS THEY ARE ONLY THE OUTCOME OF AMERICAN PRESSURE ON THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE POPULATION.

9- CONCERNING THE PROBLEM OF UNLTICATIOn Tfl VIETNAM, THAN SAID IT WAS

A PROBLEM FOR TBS VIETNAMESE TO SETTLE THEMSELVES. WHEN REMINDED THAT THE

NORTH IS ALREADY STABILIZED AND CONSOLIDATEDOMMUNIST COUNTRY AND THAT

IT FOLLOWS THAI UNIFICATION COULD MEAN THAT THE WHOLE OF VIETNAM WOULD BECOME

COMMUNIST, THAN RESPONDED AS FOLLOWS: "UNIFICATION WILL BE BROUGHT ABOUT

MAY TAKE TWENTY YEARS AND WHO CAN PREDICT WHAT THE NORTH

fS OK LIKE AFTER TWENTY YEARS?COMMENT: RIEG THE CONVERSATION,

THAN CAME BACK REPEATEDLY TO THIS PREMISE, BUT EMPHATICALLY STATED THATWAS THEIR (THE VIETNAMESE) BUSINESS AND THAT HE NEED NOT DISCUSS THE ISSUE WITH OTHERS. THAN BECAME HEATED AND FROBABLY EMBARRASSED.)

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10. THAN SAID THAT NORTH VIETNAM IS IHI2PEMDEMT--ALSO FROM COMMUNIST CHINA. "CHINAOOD ALLY BUT HAS NO DIRECT INFLUENCE.1' THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ACCORDING TO THAN, HAS NOT SHAKEN CHINA SO MOCKTHIS 'CAN NO LONGEROLE IN WORLD POLITICS. "MAO WELL WIN AND IS ALREADY WINNING."'

THAN DEFENDED THE GENEVA ACCORD* BUT WITHOUT MUCH WARMTH.

HE OBVIOUSLY THINKS THAT ie IS THE BEST SOLUTION FOR THE PRESENT.

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