• Short Summary

    The lightest moment since the arrival of Premier Nikita Khrushchev in New York came Sept 21, when - dressed in shirt sleeves - he appeared on the balcony of the Russian delegation's headquarters in Park Avenue and told reporters, " I am under house arrest", as they shouted questions up at him.

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    Q. "They say that Mr Macmillan is coming here over the weekend. Does Mr Khrushchev expect to see him - would he like to see him?"



    A. "If Macmillan wishes it, I don't mind."



    Q. "Would you like to see him?"



    A. "He's not here. Why should I answer that?"



    Q. "Well, because you say that we have to talk if we are going to have peace, and I'm asking you if you want to talk."



    A. "Why not - get him here, get him here, get him here !"



    Q. "So you would like to talk to him?"



    A. "Why not?"



    Q. "When will you meet with Marshal Tito?"



    A. "Probably tomorrow".



    Q. "Do you expect to discuss your political differences?"



    A. "No - I'll meet him at the sessions."



    Q. "What about the anti-communist demonstrations?"



    A. "I hope that Americans are against it and don't participate in the stupid enterprise. Well, look at all the cars that are passing by. Many of them wave to me and are quite friendly - they are the real Americans."



    Q. "How do you know they are the real Americans?"



    A. "Who are they then?"



    Q. "You said the real Americans?"



    A. "Well, if they are all communists it means you have a lot of communists !"




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    Background: The lightest moment since the arrival of Premier Nikita Khrushchev in New York came Sept 21, when - dressed in shirt sleeves - he appeared on the balcony of the Russian delegation's headquarters in Park Avenue and told reporters, " I am under house arrest", as they shouted questions up at him. Even harassed policemen laughed as he conducted an impromptu press conference through a female translator.

    A chorus of decision came from a large crowd that had assembled but Mr. Khrushchev -- with Foreign Minister Gromyko by his side -- said: "They must be the wisest people in America - those who shout loudest are the wisest."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4YK7GVL7WX4FQMH1V9CY7KJZJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YK7GVL7WX4FQMH1V9CY7KJZJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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