• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE ELYSEE PALACE IN PARIS TODAY (THURSDAY) -- THE TENTH SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE AND THE FIRST SINCE HIS OPERATION IN THE SPRING.

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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE ELYSEE PALACE IN PARIS TODAY (THURSDAY) -- THE TENTH SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE AND THE FIRST SINCE HIS OPERATION IN THE SPRING.

    AMONG THE MAIN POINTS THE PRESIDENT RAISED DURING THE MEETING WITH MORE THAN A THOUSAND JOURNALISTS WAS A CALL TO EUROPE TO RUN ITS OWN AFFAIRS. HE SAID (FRENCH SOF) "DIVISION OF THE WORLD INTO TWO CAMPS LED BY WASHINGTON AND MOSCOW NO LONGER FITS IN WITH THE NEW SITUATION IN THE WORLD." IT WAS NECESSARY TO PRESERVE THE ALLIANCE WITH AMERICA "BECAUSE IT IS N THE INTERESTS OF BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC WHILE THE SOVIET THREAT EXISTS."
    "BUT," ADDED THE PRESIDENT, "THE REASONS FOR SUBORDINATION TO AMERICA ARE DISAPPEARING ONE BY ONE."
    ONE REPLY MADE BY PRESIDENT DE GAULLE HAS ALREADY AROUSED COMMENT FROM BONN. HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE 18-MONTH-OLD FRANCO-GERMAN TREATY. THE PRESIDENT REPLIED THAT THERE WAS AT PRESENT "NO COMMON POLICY BETWEEN GERMANY AND FRANCE."
    "I WILL SAY FRANKLY IN OUR VIEW THE FACT IS THAT GERMANY DOES NOT YET BELIEVE THE EUROPEAN POLICY, EUROPE'S POLICY, SHOULD BE EUROPEAN AND INDEPENDENT.

    "SO, IF THINGS WERE TO REMAIN PERPETUALLY IN THIS INCERTITUDE, IT WOULD CERTAINLY PRODUCE IN THE LONG RUN DOUBTS AMONG THE FRENCH, WORRIES AMONG THE GERMANS, AND AMONG THEIR COMMON MARKET PARTNERS A REINFORCED INCLINATION TO REMAIN WHERE THEY STAND, PERHAPS PENDING A BREAK-UP..."
    ON SOUTH EAST ASIA, THE PRESIDENT REPEATED HIS PROPOSALS FOR ESTABLISHING NEUTRALITY INTO INDO-CHINESE NATIONS AS AWAY OF PRESERVING PEACE IN THE AREA. HE ALSO SHARPLY CRITICISED AMERICAN POLICY IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

    TURNING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FRANCE'S NUCLEAR DETERRENT, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE SAID "IN SIX YEARS TIME, FRANCE'S DISSUASIVE POWER WILL EXCEED 2,000 BOMB OF HIROSHIMA." THIS YEAR, HE SAID, FRANCE'S FIRST AIRBORNE NUCLEAR UNIT WOULD BE OPERATIONAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9IYOGR03PCX6KD36EP1NSZJ63
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IYOGR03PCX6KD36EP1NSZJ63
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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