The American Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, told newsmen on Wednesday (13 February) that?
GV PAN DOWN Soviet Mission to demonstrators
SCU man with placard "Support Solzhenitsyn" and others in similar vein
GV Demonstrators outside Mission picketing
SV Demonstrators walking past camera with placards calling for support for other dissidents, including Daniel, and Panov
LV INT Dr. Kissinger addressing press conference
SCU Kissinger speaking
DR. KISSINGER: "We do not know enough about the specific circumstances of the departure of Mr. Solzhenitsyn, and the only problem that we have seen here is the extent to which human, moral and intellectual concern for Solzhernitsyn and people of similar convictions should affect the day-to-day conduct of our foreign policy. In the event, we are delighted that Schlezinitsys is not in some of the difficulties that were feared yesterday".
QUESTION FROM JOURNALIST: "Mr. Secretary, would Mr. Solzhenitsym be welcome in the United States if he sought to reside here?"
DR. KISSINGER: "He could certainly reside - he would certainly be welcome to reside in tea United States if he desired".
Initials GM/2246 CG/AW/BB/2320
(A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE ENGLISH COMMENTARY ACCOMPANYING THE FILM IS PROVIDED OVERLEAF ALONGSIDE SHOTS ONE TO FOUR): (NBC COMMENTARY BY ROBERT HAGER.)
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: The American Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, told newsmen on Wednesday (13 February) that the Soviet author, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, would be welcome to live the United States.
Solzhenitsys, who was expelled form the Soviet Union on Wednesday, went to West Germany to stay with a fellow author and Nobel prize winner, Heinrich Boll. On Friday (15 February) he flew to Geneva, accompanied by his lawyers. The reason for this visit was not disclosed.
Natalya, Solzhenitsyn's wife, is still in Moscow. But Soviet authorities have said that she and her two sons will be allowed to join her husband in the West. It is not yet known where they will settle.