• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY IS BACK FROM THE SOVIET UNION WITH HOPES OF A MEETING BETWEEN MR.

  • Description


    STEWART LEAVES AIRCRAFT, INTERVIEWED SOF.



    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION:"YOUR APPEAL FOR A NEW CONFERENCE ON MOSCOW TELEVISION HAS ALREADY BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE AMERICANS. IS THERE ANY HOPE OF THE RUSSIANS AGREEING?"



    MR STEWART: "NOTHING THEY SAID TO ME WHILE I WAS THERE WOULD JUSTIFY ME IN BEING OPTIMISTIC. NOTICE THIS ISN'T A NEW PROPOSAL. BOTH WE AND THE AMERICANS HAVE BEEN AGREED WE WANT A CONFERENCE ON VIETNAM FOR SOME TIME. BUT I THOUGHT IT WORTH REPEATING IN MOSCOW BECAUSE THEY ARE THE CO-CHAIRMAN. THEY COULD HELP US."



    QUESTION:"MR RUSK SAID THAT HE MIGHT BE HEARING MORE ABOUT YOUR APPEAL IN A FEW DAYS' TIME, WHAT DO YOU THINK HE HAS IN MIND?"



    MR STEWART: "WELL, I WOULDN'T LIKE TO GUESS OR TO INTERPRET THAT. IT MIGHT MEAN THAT THERE'S SOME REASON TO THINK THAT THE OTHER SIDE ARE AT LEAST REALISING THE FOLLY AND CRUELTY OF THIS WAR AND ALSO WANTING A CONFERENCE."



    QUESTION:"HAS THERE BEEN ANY CHANGE IN RUSSIA'S ATTITUDE TO THE WAR?"



    MR STEWART: "I DON'T THINK SO, AT LEAST NOT IN THE FORMAL POSITION THEY HAVE PRESENTED TO US. THEY TAKE THE VIEW THAT THEY ARE NOT AUTHORISED TO NEGOTIATE ABOUT IT, THAT IT IS A MATTER FOR NORTH VIETNAM."




    Initials JRG/V/BHH/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY IS BACK FROM THE SOVIET UNION WITH HOPES OF A MEETING BETWEEN MR. WILSON AND MR. KOSYGIN. THE TWO PRIME MINISTERS WERE TO HAVE MET EARLIER THIS YEAR BUT THE MEETINGS WERE POSTPONED AS THE TWO COUNTRIES DID NOT SEE EYE TO EYE ON VIETNAM.

    BACK IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER HIS FIVE-DAY VISIT TO MOSCOW, MR STEWART SAID AN ANNOUNCEMENT WOULD BE MADE ABOUT THE DATE. HE WAS THEN ASKED ABOUT THE NEW PEACE MOVE FOR VIETNAM

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9GT7Z8SY554UGKRRJP6MK1CPT
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GT7Z8SY554UGKRRJP6MK1CPT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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