• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES IS TO RENOUNCE THE USE OF CHEMICAL AND BACTERIOLOGICAL WEAPONS, PRESIDENT NIXON ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY).

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    THE UNITED STATES IS TO RENOUNCE THE USE OF CHEMICAL AND BACTERIOLOGICAL WEAPONS, PRESIDENT NIXON ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY). IN THE INTERESTS OF WORLD PEACE, THE U.S. STOCKPILES OF SUCH WEAPONS ARE TO BE DESTROYED.

    PRESIDENT NIXON IS ASKING THE U.S. SENATE TO RATIFY FOR THE FIRST TIME THE GENEVA PROTOCOL OF 1925, WHICH PROHIBITS THE FIRST USE OF ASPHYXIATING, POISONOUS OR OTHER GASES, AND OF BACTERIOLOGICAL WARFARE TECHNIQUES. THE RATIFICATION REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS SENATE VOTE BEFORE PRESIDENT NIXON CAN FINALLY SIGN IT. THE PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS A LONG CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE ON THE SUBJECT OF BIOLOGICAL WARFARE.

    THE PRESIDENT, WHO DECLARED THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD NEVER BE THE FIRST TO USE THE LETHAL OR INCAPACITATING CHEMICAL WEAPONS, SAID HE HAD REACHED HIS DECISION AFTER A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF DEFENCE POLICIES INVOLVING CHEMICAL AND GERM WARFARE WEAPONS:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5YSZYZO5DXZ48OH2VF23PIC8A
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YSZYZO5DXZ48OH2VF23PIC8A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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