There was a lot of criticism in Kissinger`s time. The press knew that [Hanoi`s chief negotiator in the Paris peace talks] Duke Tho, the chief North Vietnamese negotiator, was in Paris at the same time. Then the press cursed Kissinger and asked him why he hadn`t met Le Duc Tho while he was in Paris to see if he could make progress with the North Vietnamese instead of going to a Parisian restaurant with a beautiful blonde. No one was aware of the secret negotiations. Of course, it was a cover story for Kissinger, as we had met Duke Tho earlier in the day. However, with the increase in American casualties throughout the conflict since 1965, U.S. support for the war had deteriorated, and by the fall of 1972 there was strong pressure on the Nixon administration to withdraw from the war. ==External links==Great diplomatic pressure was exerted on his South Vietnamese ally to sign the peace treaty, although the concessions desired by Thiệu could not be obtained. Nixon promised to continue providing significant aid to South Vietnam, and given his recent landslide victory in the presidential election, it seemed possible that he would be able to deliver on that promise.
To demonstrate Thiệu`s seriousness, Nixon ordered the intensive bombing of Operation Linebacker II on North Vietnam in December 1972. Nixon also sought to strengthen South Vietnamese forces by ordering large quantities of U.S. military equipment and equipment to be delivered to South Vietnam from May to December 1972 as part of Operations Enhance and Enhance Plus.  These operations also served to keep North Vietnam at the negotiating table and prevent it from abandoning negotiations and seeking total victory. When the North Vietnamese government agreed to resume “technical” talks with the United States, Nixon ordered a halt to bombing north of the 20th parallel on December 30. As the United States had pledged to withdraw (and after Nixon`s threats that South Vietnam would be abandoned if he did not agree), Thiệu had little choice but to join him. In October 1972, a provisional armistice agreement was concluded. The agreement or agreement promised the withdrawal of American troops and the freedom of American prisoners of war. The United States would provide economic aid if Vietnam rebuilt its infrastructure. Nixon suspended all bombing north of the twentieth parallel on October 22.
It seemed that peace had finally come. A peace treaty negotiated mainly between Duke Theu and Kissinger and signed by representatives of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam (PRG) and the United States. The agreements were reached after more than four years of negotiations, which began after the Tet Offensive in 1968, but were frequently interrupted, for example by. B of the American bombing offensives. They foresaw the withdrawal of U.S. troops and thus the end of direct U.S. military involvement. In return, democratic elections were to be held in South Vietnam to end the rivalry between the official government of Nguyen Van Thieu and the communist PRG. However, Nguyen Van Thieu rejected the treaty and, with the support of the United States, continued to challenge the Vietcong and the North Vietnamese People`s Army. Peace was only achieved during a final offensive by the People`s Army, which led to the collapse of the Nguyen regime on April 30, 1975. Prisoner of War Release: In the days following the signing of the peace agreement on January 27, 1973, American prisoners of war learned that the war was over. Camp officials read the message from prepared texts indicating that the men would be released 120 at a time at two-week intervals.
The sick and wounded must leave first; the others followed in the order in which they were captured. In October 1972, a provisional armistice agreement was concluded. The agreement provided for the simultaneous withdrawal of US troops and the release of US prisoners of war, followed by a political settlement of South Vietnam`s future. Washington would expand post-war economic aid to help Vietnam rebuild its destroyed infrastructure. On October 22, Nixon suspended all bombing north of the twentieth parallel, and four days later Kissinger announced that “peace is near.” The two sides agreed to withdraw all foreign troops from Laos and Cambodia and ban bases and troop movements through these countries. It was agreed that the DMZ would remain a provisional demarcation line at the 17th parallel, with a possible reunification of the country “by peaceful means”. An international control commission composed of Canadians, Hungarians, Poles and Indonesians would be set up with 1,160 inspectors to oversee the agreement. As a result, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu would remain in office until the elections.
The North Vietnamese accepted the “right of the South Vietnamese people to self-determination,” saying they would not launch a military movement in the DMZ and that there would be no use of force to reunify the country. .