Among those nominees: US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Vietnamese diplomat Le Duc Tho
(who did decline), and the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
In 1973, the awardees 'for ending the Vietnam War' were Henry Kissinger (accepted with alacrity) and Le Duc Tho
(refused with contempt).
Mandela had cooperated with de Klerk; Le Duc Tho
of Vietnam, which lost millions of lives to American bombing, negotiated an end to that war with Henry Kissinger.
And his campaign included rhetorical elements challenging patterns considered traditional," (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/12/11/kissinger_give_trump_international_order_a_chance.html) said Kissinger , who shared the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize with Le Duc Tho
for negotiating the Paris Peace Accords.
Le Duc Tho
(l) refused to share the Nobel Peace prize with Henry Kissinger (r)
She reveals the tensions and disunity in that regime and demonstrates that real power and influence rested largely with Le Duan, the general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and Le Duc Tho
, whose negotiations with Dr.
With rare exceptions, the committee's record has not been stellar ever since and while millions perished in Vietnam, Kissinger accepted the award while his Vietnamese counterpart, Le Duc Tho
, had the decency to decline it.
The fact that two of the prize committee members subsequently resigned in protest, and the fact that the co-recipient of the prize, North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho
, turned it down, is some indication that there were issues.
Representing North Vietnam: Le Duc Tho
, Special Advisor of the North Vietnamese Delegation to the Paris Peace Talks; Xuan Thuy, Chief North Vietnamese Delegate to the Paris Peace Talks; Phan Hien, Advisor to the North Vietnamese Delegation; an Interpreter, and two Note-takers.
His gradual shift from hardline US military action in Vietnam to US withdrawal and ceasefire won him the 1973 Nobel Prize for Peace along with Le Duc Tho
. His diplomacy also contributed to opening China and resuming US relations with Egypt.
Henry Kissinger, the former American Secretary of State and Le Duc Tho
, the North Vietnamese special adviser were awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize.