REPORT RE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC WILL COMMENCE NEGOTIATIONS AS SOON AS THE UNITED

Created: 9/23/1967

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earlyorth Vietnam I

I said, "The Democratic Republic of Vietnam will deiiniteiy commence

negotiation* as soon as the United States stops bombing North Vietnam. Republic of Vietnam will under no circumstances enter intowith the United States Government while bombing continues,bombing is the only obstacle to negotiations."to what would

be talked about at such negotiations,"Everything, but it is premature

to discuss this while the bombing continues.

the effect of Internal United States opposition to the Vietnamalthough the Democratic Republic of Vietnam wau encouragedextont of internal United States opposition, the North Vietnamesecome to the realization that it ought not to over-estimate thesuch opposition. The Democratic Republic of Vietnam has observedso far has had no effect on United States Government policy.in

that the headovernment does not wish to give the in >resBlon he is negotiating

pressure; nevertheless, the first move by stopping the

is ap to the United Stateb to make

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