• Short Summary

    AMERICA'S DEFENCE DEPARTMENT ISSUED "BEFORE AND AFTER AERIAL PICTURES YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) SHOWING THE REMOVAL OF MISSILE LAUNCHERS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT FORM THE MEDIUM-RANGE MISSILE SITES IN CUBA.

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    TRANSCRIPT: U THANT: "THE PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN, BY RED CROSS INVOLVEMENT, ONLY IN THE VERIFICATION OF SHIPS GOING TO CUBA; THAT'S OUR ONLY CONCERN."



    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: "THAT'S WHAT YOU PROMISED DR. CASTRO?"



    U THANT: "NO, NO, I THINK IT'S NOTHING TO DO WITH DR. CASTRO, YOU KNOW. ONGOING SHIPS FOR CUBA, THE SOVIET HAVE AGREED TO SUBMIT THEIR SHIPS TO RED CROSS VERIFICATION ON THE HIGH SEAS."



    QUESTION: "IF SO, WOULD THAT BE SOVIET SHIPS ALONE?"



    U THANT: "SOVIET SHIPS AND SOVIET CHARTERED SHIPS."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AMERICA'S DEFENCE DEPARTMENT ISSUED "BEFORE AND AFTER AERIAL PICTURES YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) SHOWING THE REMOVAL OF MISSILE LAUNCHERS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT FORM THE MEDIUM-RANGE MISSILE SITES IN CUBA.

    THE FIRST PICTURE TAKEN OVER SAGUA LA GRANDE, 50 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF HAVANA, SHOWS FUELLING AND OXYDISER VEHICLES, TWO LAUNCHERS AND 'MISSILE-READY' TENTS. A LATER PHOTOGRAPH - TAKEN LAST THURSDAY - SHOWS THAT THE TENTS, ALL OF THE VEHICLES AND AT LEAST ONE OF THE LAUNCHERS WERE REMOVED FROM THE SITE.

    AT THE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK, ACTING SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT TOLD REPORTERS YESTERDAY: "THE CUBAN SITUATION LOOKS GOOD FOR ALL CONCERNED, ALTHOUGH IT IS DIFFICULT TO SAY HOW SOON A SOLUTION COULD OCCUR". U THANT WAS ASKED ABOUT PLANE TO BRING THE SWISS RED CROSS INTO THE SETTLEMENT OF THE CUBAN DISPUTE:
    THE ACTING SECRETARY-GENERAL WHO, SINCE HIS RETURN FROM CUBA, HAS SEEN SEPARATELY ALL MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL, SAID HE WOULD LIKE A MEETING OF THE COUNCIL TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION ONLY "IF THERE IS ANY REASONABLE AREA OF COMMON AGREEMENT AMONG THE PARTIES DIRECTLY CONCERNED".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9A5WX4YMDNZT6V6P5FQ55TFRL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9A5WX4YMDNZT6V6P5FQ55TFRL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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