ASSERTION BY NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFICIAL THAT AMERICANS WILL LEAVE VIETNAM FROM D

Created: 6/15/1967

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central intelligence agency

Intelligence Liformation Cable

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country: north vietnam subject: assertion by worth Vietnamese official that .Americans

leave vietnam from discouragement and that negotiations are possible if bombing of north stops

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. already the americans are speaking of stopping bombing

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IETNAM. THEY THOUGHT THIY COULD 3RISS US TO OUR KJJEES BY VIOLENCE BUT have FOUND THEY CAHMOT. THEY VILL QUIT THE SOUTH, TOO, WHEN they reach THE SANE COKCLUSION THERE.

8. when FRIENDS TELL US we SACRIFICE TOO muck, WE REPLY THflT IF WE do NOT MAKE SACRIFICES MOW we shal- HAVE TO MAKE MUCH greater ones IN the FUTURE. IP Wfc surrender XOW WE WILL HAVE TOeavier price LATER. FAMINI FKLLXD'j TWO. MILLION PEOPLE IN HANOIs UNDER THE JAPANESE AND FRENCH. THE AMERICAN BOMBINGS ACTUALLY KILL FEtfER PEOPLE THANID WITH HIS POLICE.

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C. the SORTH VIETNAMESE POSITION is that IF BOMBING OFIS STOPPED TALKS WILL BECOW POSSIBLE. IF THE UNITEDMOTORTH VIETNAM SaT THIS IT IS BECAUSE.ITT prefers TO FIGHT RATHER THAW PARLEY. THE NORTHPOINTS are ITS VIEW OF THE CORRECT SOLUTION OF THE FUTURESuT NORTH VIETNAM WILL LISTEN TO OTHER POINTS OF SSENTIALLY THE SAKE AS

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