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    THE SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. GROMYKO, PROPOSED A WORLD SUMMIT CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT IN A?

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    TRANSCRIPT: MR. GROMYKO: "THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS THE PROPOSAL OF THE POLISH PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC TO FREEZE NUCLEAR ARMAMENT IN CENTRAL EUROPE. VARIOUS PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN PROPOSED AS TO THE FORUM FOR DISARMAMENT NEGOTIATIONS AND IN RESPECT TO THIS PROBLEM, WHICH SHOULD BE GIVEN PRIORITY IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE. IN THE VIEW OF THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT, IT WOULD BE CONTRARY TO THE PRESENT SITUATION TO CONVENE A WORLD DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD AS PROPOSED BY THE CAIRO CONFERENCE OF NON-ALIGNED NATIONS. THE PROPOSAL MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC TO A CONFERENCE OF THE HEADS OF STATE OF THE WORLD TO DISCUSS THE QUESTION OF COMPLETE BANNING AND COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND TO REACH AGREEMENT BY NEGOTIATION OF STATES WITH THESE WEAPONS AS A FIRST STEP DESERVES POSITIVE CONSIDERATION. THIS COINCIDES WITH WHAT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED BY THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT. THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT IS PREPARED TO PARTICIPATE IN FURTHER DISCUSSIONS IN ANY FORUM AND AT ANY LEVEL, INCLUDING THE HIGHEST ONE, OF THE PROBLEM OF GENERAL, COMPLETE DISARMAMENT FOR BANNING AND DESTROYING NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND OF MEASURES FOR THE CURTAILMENT OF THE REARMAMENT THREAT... (PAUSE) ... RECENTLY, THE WORLD WITNESSED DANGEROUS PROVOCATIONS IN THE TONKIN GULF, AND JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, MILITARY PLANES AND SHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES RAIDED AND SHELLED THE TERRITORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM. THE AGGRESSIVE ACTION AROUSED INDIGNATION. THE SOVIET UNION CONDEMNS SUCH ACTION, AND WARNS THAT IT CANNOT REMAIN INDIFFERENT TO THE DESTINY OF A SISTER SOCIALIST COUNTRY, AND IT IS PREPARED TO RENDED ALL NECESSARY AID. THOSE WHO RESORT TO SUCH ACTION SHOULD KNOW THAT THEY ARE STARTING A DANGEROUS GAME. THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT BELIEVES IT NECESSARY TO STRESS THAT THE ARMED INTERVENTION OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE AFFAIRS OF SOUTH VIETNAM WITH A VIEW TO SUPPRESSING THE NATIONAL LIBERATION OF THE STRUGGLE OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PEOPLE AND PLANS TO EXPAND THE MILIT
    ARY CONFLICT... ARE FRAUGHT WITH CRUEL HAZARDS TO THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE THROUGHOUT SOUTH-EAST ASIA AND NOT ONLY THERE...."




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    Background: THE SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. GROMYKO, PROPOSED A WORLD SUMMIT CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT IN A MAJOR POLICY SPEECH BEFORE THE 115-NATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    HE PLEDGED HIS COUNTRY'S FULL SUPPORT TO U.N. EFFORTS TO REDUCE WORLD TENSIONS, BUT STRUCK OUT AT WESTERN POLICIES ON VIETNAM, THE CONGO AND THE MULTI-LATERAL NUCLEAR FORCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5P1MLXN4MF3KVH75H4PRQ4IP4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5P1MLXN4MF3KVH75H4PRQ4IP4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:06:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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