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    THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE UNTIED NATIONS, ADLAI STEVENSON, ADDRESSED THE POLITICAL COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OCTOBER 19, ON THE SUBJECT OF A PROPOSED SAN ON NUCLEAR TESTING, AND THE RIGHTS OF THE U.

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    GV. COMMITTEE MEMBERS.
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    MR. ADLAI STEVENSON ADDRESSES SPEECH TO THE POLITICAL COMMITTEE THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. SOF.
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    GV. COMMITTEE MEMBERS.
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    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 2: STEVENSON: "THE SOVIET UNION IS NOW NEARING THE CONCLUSION OF A MASSIVE SERIES OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS. UNLESS SOMETHING IS DONE QUICKLY THE SOVIET TESTING WILL NECESSARILY RESULT IN FURTHER TESTING BY MY COUNTRY AND PERHAPS BY OTHERS. THERE IS STILL TIME TO HALT THIS DRIFT TOWARDS THE FURTHER REFINEMENTS AND MULTIPLICATIONS OF THESE WEAPONS. PERHAPS THIS WILL BE THE LAST CLEAR CHANCE TO REVERSE THIS TRAGIC TREND, FOR UNLESS TESTING IS STOPPED, THE TERRIBLE PACE OF TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS WILL BE DECISIVELY RETIRED. THE BAN ON TESTS OF COURSE IS ONLY THE FIRST STEP, AND THE CONTROL AND THE DESTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR AND THERMO-NUCLEAR WEAPONS IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL, BUT IT IS AN INDISPENSABLE FIRST STEP. ACCORDINGLY MR. CHAIRMAN I MUST INFORM THE COMMITTEE THAT THE UNITED STATES IS OBLIGED IN SELF PROTECTION TO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE PREPARATION TO TEST IN THE ATMOSPHERE AS WELL AS UNDERGROUND.




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    Background: THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE UNTIED NATIONS, ADLAI STEVENSON, ADDRESSED THE POLITICAL COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OCTOBER 19, ON THE SUBJECT OF A PROPOSED SAN ON NUCLEAR TESTING, AND THE RIGHTS OF THE U.S.A. TO RESUME ATMOSPHERE TESTING.

    LATER, MR. STEVENSON SAID THERE WAS "NO REASON WHY A NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY WITH EFFECTIVE CONTROLS CANNOT BE SIGNED WITHIN 30 DAYS." THE UNITED STATES HE SAID IS PREPARED TO "RESUME NEGOTIATIONS FOR A TREATY TO END ALL TESTING TOMORROW."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9F2I13SYV72ED7ZRZ50PQVXLJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9F2I13SYV72ED7ZRZ50PQVXLJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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