August 30, 1969 : Ho Chi Minh responds to Nixon letter

Introduction

Ho Chi Minh’s reply to President Nixon’s letter of July 15 is received in Paris. Ho accused the United States of a “war of aggression” against the Vietnamese people, “violating our fundamental national rights” and warned that “the longer the war goes on, the more it accumulates the mourning and burdens of the American people.” Ho said he favored the National Liberation Front’s 10-point plan as “a logical and reasonable basis for the settlement of the Vietnamese problem.” Ho demanded that the United States “cease the war of aggression,” withdraw its troops from Vietnam and allow self-determination for the Vietnamese people. President Nixon would not reveal that he had received this communication until his speech to the nation on November 3.

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August 30, 1969 : Ho Chi Minh responds to Nixon letter

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    2009

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    August 30, 1969 : Ho Chi Minh responds to Nixon letter

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    December 17, 2017

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