• Short Summary

    A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL WAS HELD YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AT THE REQUEST OF THE UNITED STATES DELEGATE, MR.

  • Description

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    LV UNITED NATIONS BUILDING PAN TO FLAG.
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    CU MR. ADLAI STEVENSON (SOF).
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    CU U.N. SYMBOL.
    1.43


    HE SAID (SOUND OF FILM) :



    TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE 2) "MR. PRESIDENT, LET ME REPEAT, THAT THE UNITED STATES' VESSELS WERE IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS WHEN THEY WERE ATTACKED. LET ME REPEAT THAT FREEDOM OF THE SEAS IS GUARANTEED UNDER ALL ACCEPTED INTERNATIONAL LAW, APPLYING TO ALL NATIONS ALIKE. LET ME REPEAT THAT THESE VESSELS TOOK NO BELLIGERENT ACTION OF ANY KIND UNTIL THEY WERE SUBJECTED TO ARMED ATTACK.



    "AND LET ME SAY ONCE MORE THAT THE ACTION THEY TOOK IN SELF DEFENCE IS THE RIGHT OF ALL NATIONS AND IS FULLY WITHIN THE PROVISIONS OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS. THE ACTS OF AGGRESSION BY THE NORTH VIETNAMESE IN THE GULF OF TONKIN MAKE NO SENSE WHATSOEVER STANDING ALONE. THEY DEFY RATIONAL EXPLANATION EXCEPT AS PART OF A LARGER PATTERN WITH A LARGER PURPOSE. AS ISOLATED EVENTS, THE KIDNAPPING OF VILLAGE OFFICIALS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH VIETNAM MAKES NO SENSE EITHER. NEITHER DOES THE BURNING OF A SCHOOL HOUSE OR THE SABOTAGE OF AN IRRIGATION PROJECT, OR THE RANDOM BOMB THROWN INTO A CROWD OF INNOCENT PEOPLE SITTING IN A CAFE.



    "ALL THESE WANTON ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND OF DESTRUCTION FIT INTO A LARGER PATTERN OF WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN SOUTH EAST ASIA FOR THE PAST DECADE AND A HALF."




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    Background: A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL WAS HELD YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AT THE REQUEST OF THE UNITED STATES DELEGATE, MR. ADLAI STEVENSON. THE SESSION WAS CALLED TO CONSIDER CHARGES BY AMERICA OF "DELIBERATE ATTACKS" BY NORTH VIETNAMESE TORPEDO BOATS ON U.S. VESSELS OFF VIETNAM.

    MR. STEVENSON TOLD THE COUNCIL THE UNITED STATES SOUGHT NO WIDENING OF THE VIETNAM CONFLICT, BUT WAS DEALING WITH A REGIME WHICH HAD NOT LEARNED THE LESSON THAT AGGRESSION WAS DOOMED TO FAILURE.

    LATER THE SOVIET DELEGATE, MR. PLATON MOROZOV, CALLED ON AMERICA TO HALT HER ACTIONS AGAINST NORTH VIETNAM, OR "BEAR THE HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY OF SUCH ACTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QJQ3Z4IZQ3A06DLSGZNIGCN6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QJQ3Z4IZQ3A06DLSGZNIGCN6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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