• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY-GENERAL, MR. ROBERT KENNEDY, TODAY (FRIDAY) ARRIVED IN LONDON TO REPORT TO?

  • Description

    1.
    LV MR. ROBERT KENNEDY AND WIFE DOWN PLANE STEPS.
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    2.
    MV KENNEDY INTERVIEWED



    TRANSCRIPT: "WELL, I THINK THAT THE HEADS OF STATE OF MALAYSIA, INDONESIA AND THE PHILIPPINES SHOULD ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE THEIR DIFFICULTIES. I NEVER ASSUMED NOR DID I EVER REPORT TO PRIME MINISTER TUNKU OR ANY OF THE OTHER LEADERS THAT PRESIDENT SUKARNO HAD GIVEN UP HIS OPPOSITION TO MALAYSIA. BUT I WOULD HOPE THAT, THAT POSITION WILL BE MODIFIED TO CONFERENCES AND DISCUSSIONS -- THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF IT. IF HE'D GIVEN UP THAT POSITION -- HIS OPPOSITION TO MALAYSIA -- THERE WOULD NEVER BE ANY NEED FOR A CONFERENCE. AND IT'S HOPED THAT AT THE CONFERENCE THAT WE'LL RESOLVE SOME OF THESE DIFFICULTIES.



    "WHAT HE HAS GIVEN UP IS MILITARY CONFRONTATION AND THE MILITARY ACTIVITIES AGAINST MALAYSIA WHILE THIS CONFERENCE GOES ON. BUT AS FAR AS HIS OPPOSITION TO MALAYSIA, THERE WAS NEVER ANY ANTICIPATION THAT HE WAS GOING TO GIVE THAT UP.



    "I THINK PERSONALLY THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. PERHAPS IT IS GOING TO BE IMPOSSIBLE AND THEREFORE YOU ARE GOING TO GO BACK TO THE WAR, AND YOU'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO INVOLVE TROOPS OF MALAYSIA AND TROOPS OF GREAT BRITAIN. AND I WOULD THINK THAT THE WAR IS GOING TO ESCALATE AND GET MORE SERIOUS AND YOU'RE GOING TO GET MORE PEOPLE KILLED. NOW WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO AT THE PRESENT TIME IS TO GET IT OUT OF THE JUNGLE AND AROUND THE CONFERENCE TABLE AND SEE IF IT CAN BE RESOLVED."




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    Background: THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY-GENERAL, MR. ROBERT KENNEDY, TODAY (FRIDAY) ARRIVED IN LONDON TO REPORT TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ON HIS MALAYSIA PEACE MISSION. HE WILL SEE THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. R.A. BUTLER, TO BRIEF HIM ON HIS MEDIATION TALKS WITH PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER, AND PRESIDENT MACAPAGAL OF THE PHILIPPINES.

    MR. KENNEDY TOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE HE HAD NEVER SAID THAT PRESIDENT SUKARNO HAD GIVEN UP HIS OPPOSITION TO MALAYSIA. HIS AIM HAD PURELY BEEN, AS HE PUT IT, TO GET THE DISPUTE "OUT OF THE JUNGLE AND AROUND THE CONFERENCE TABLE."
    (YESTERDAY PRESIDENT SUKARNO, AFTER HIS TALKS WITH MR. KENNEDY, ANNOUNCED HE WAS ORDERING AN IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE IN THE UNDECLARED WAR WITH MALAYSIA IN NORTH BORNEO. HE SAID MINISTERIAL TALKS ON THE DISPUTE WOULD BE HELD WITH THE PHILIPPINES AT A MEETING IN BANGKOK.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LP3X53TMCQRVF6OS33RTAIQX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LP3X53TMCQRVF6OS33RTAIQX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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