• Short Summary

    Leading personalities in the UN Security Council debate on the RB47 affair - ending July 27 in New York - were chief delegate Kuznetsov and US Ambassador to the UN Cabot Lodge, now nominated by Republican Presidential candidate Richard Nixon as his choice for Vice Presidential candidate.

  • Description

    Leading personalities in the UN Security Council debate on the RB47 affair - ending July 27 in New York - were chief delegate Kuznetsov and US Ambassador to the UN Cabot Lodge, now nominated by Republican Presidential candidate Richard Nixon as his choice for Vice Presidential candidate.

    As the dramatic UN debate took place widows and wives of the men killed, missing or held prisoner because of the shooting down of the RB47 sat listened in on earphones.

    Russia used her veto - for the 88th and 89th times - to prevent the Security Council ordering an investigation into the shooting down of the RB47, A minute or so after this US resolution was vetoed, the second Russian veto was used to defeat an Italian resolution asking the Security Council to call on the International Red Cross to make contact with the RB47 survivors. In each case, Russia was supported only by Poland.

    Voting was 9-2 in each case, and again when the Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the US RB47 flight was defeated. In all three cases the two representatives of the neutral block, Tunisia and Ceylon, voted against Russia instead of abstaining.

    The debate was regarded by western commentators as a propaganda defeat for Russia. Cabot Lodge took the opportunity of giving a detailed account to the council of Russian air and sea "spying" missions which came far closer to American shores than did the ill-fated RB47 to Soviet territory.

    America's resolution for an inquiry offered the alternative of laying the matter before the International Court of Justice.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2WKT16GOWPP4XDM8LJN7613AW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WKT16GOWPP4XDM8LJN7613AW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:11:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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