• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The U.S. President, Ronald Reagan, has urged western nations to stand up to what he called "continued Soviet adventurism Parliament on Wednesday (11 March), he specifically called on Canada to support America's foreign policy.

  • Description

    1.
    GV US President Ronald Reagan addressing joint Parliamentary session.
    0.19

    2.
    SV Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau entering room for news conference. (2 SHOTS) (MUTE)
    0.24

    3.
    SV Mr. Reagan and Mr. Trudeau on conference podium.
    0.29

    4.
    SV Reporters asking questions of U.S. and Canadian Ministers and officials sitting on podium. (3 SHOTS) (MUTE)
    0.38

    5.
    CU Canadian External Affairs Minister Mark MacGuigan speaking to newsmen.
    0.48

    6.
    SCU U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig speaking to newsmen. (3 SHOTS)
    1.09

    7.
    EXTERIOR CU PULL BACK TO SV Mr. Reagan and wife Nancy acknowledging crowd as they leave. (MUTE)
    1.17

    8.
    USA: SV Former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Robert White addressing Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (3 SHOTS)
    1.47

    9.
    GV Firemen spraying burning debris of San Salvador factory, preparing debris for clearance.
    2.03

    10.
    SCU El Salvador Defence Minister Jose Guillermo Garcia speaking.
    2.48


    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    SEQ. 1: REAGAN: "On this side of the Atlantic we must stand together for the integrity of our hemisphere, for the inviolability of its nations, for its defence against imported terrorism, and for the rights of all our citizens to be freed from the provocations triggered from outside our spheres for malevolent purposes."



    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    SEQ. 5: MACGUIGAN: "Our position, which we have ennunciated both publicly and privately, is that we are opposed to all arms shipments to El Salvador."



    SEQ. 6: HAIG: "With respects to the continuing need to support the government in El Salvador, to attempt to rectify the military imbalances, yes, that is going to continue at a modest level. And I think that, by any measure of criteria, what has been done thus far has been extremely modest, and I don't anticipate it will go much beyond that."



    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    SEQ. 8: WHITE: "There are a few powerful figures in this administration who believe that they have been annointed to do the Lord's work. As in China, or Vietnam, the message to the career Foreign Service could not be more bell-like in its clarity. Do not send in reports which conflict with preconceived theories and tailor your recommendations to what Washington policy-makers want to hear. Above all, be bland."





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    Background: INTRODUCTION: The U.S. President, Ronald Reagan, has urged western nations to stand up to what he called "continued Soviet adventurism Parliament on Wednesday (11 March), he specifically called on Canada to support America's foreign policy. Although he did not refer directly to El Salvador, U.S. military aid there was a major topic between the President and the Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The Canadians have expressed opposition to arms shipments to El Salvador but Mr. Trudeau agreed that a political solution must be found. Mr. Reagan appealed to members of the House of Commons and the Senate to help the United States in defensing the western hemisphere.

    SYNOPSIS: Officials said Mr. Trudeau and President Reagan established an excellent rapport but the President left with no agreement on several complex disputes between the neighbours. At a news conference later U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig and Canadian External Affairs Minister Mark MacGuigan answered reporters on the El Salvador question.

    As the Reagans left Ottawa, former Ambassador to El Salvador, Robert White, was testifying before a Foreign Relations Subcommittee in Washington.

    And in El Salvador, the guerrillas fighting the troops of the ruling junta are keeping up the pressure everywhere. On Tuesday (10 March) an American cardboard factory in San Salvador was destroyed by fire, leaving 150 workers jobless.

    Defence Minister Jose Guillermo Garcia told newsmen the same day that he was confident the guerrillas would be defeated.

    He said that two thousand of the guerrillas had been killed by government forces in the last six months. Fifteen hundred others surrendered since their offensive failed in January. Colonel Garcia said that the presence of U.S. advisors in the country was normal and in accordance with agreements established decades ago between the two countries. He said they included navy, infantry, artillery and aviation experts, but no American troops would be joining them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZTBL1XBC8ZVKS6EFQ005OBMS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZTBL1XBC8ZVKS6EFQ005OBMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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