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    There was a fiery exchange between the Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Soviet Union and the Chinese People's Republic on Friday (26 November) when the two men spoke in the General Assembly debate on the Soviet-proposed world disarmament conference.

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    There was a fiery exchange between the Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Soviet Union and the Chinese People's Republic on Friday (26 November) when the two men spoke in the General Assembly debate on the Soviet-proposed world disarmament conference.

    The clash came when the Chinese Minister, Mr. Chiao Kuan-hua, made his third attack on soviet policy in less than two weeks. Mt. chiao was exercising his right to reply to remarks made by Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Yakov Malik earlier in the debate.

    Mr. Chiao's speech brought an angry rejoinder from Mr. Malik, each accusing the other's country of acting as a super-power.

    Mr. Chiao dared Mr. Malik to be "man enough" to renounce nuclear warfare from the rostrum of the general Assembly. He was replying to Mr. Malik's earlier charges that Peking and Washington were joining in a "duet of negativism" against Moscow's proposal for a standing conference on disarmament.

    Mr. Malik in reply accused Mr. Chiao of attempting to cast calumny on the peace-loving policy of the Soviet Union, and said china was attempting to use the third world in order to becomes a "super-super-power".

    SYNOPSIS: At the United Nations on Friday - a fiery exchange between Peking and Moscow during the General Assembly debate on Soviet proposals for a world disarmament conference.

    China's deputy foreign minister Chiao Kuan-hue was replying to earlier remarks by Soviet representative Yakov Malik. "If the Soviet Union truly has the desire for disarmament, particularly nuclear disarmament" said Mr. Chiao, "the Soviet representative should come forward to this rostrum and solemnly declare that at no time and in no circumstances will the Soviet Union be the first to use unclear weapons, and that it will dismantle all nuclear bases and withdraw all nuclear weapons and means of delivery from abroad. "Do you dare to do so", he challenged Mr. Malik. "If you are an enough, you will do it. But if you have a guilty conscience and an unjust cause, you will not dare to do so, because although you appear to be tough outwardly, you are in fact timid inwardly. We are certain that you will not dare to do so"."
    Chairman Nasanze of burundi watched as Mr. Malik strode to the rostrum to reply.

    The Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister said Mr. Chiao had mobilised many efforts in order to distort the situation governing the peace-loving policy of the Soviet Union. He had attempted to cast calumny on policy of which the Soviet Union was proud, a policy which was being implemented along the path charted by the great Lenin, and would be continued in the future. Together with ether countries of the world, Mr. Malik stated, the soviet Union had been struggling for peace, security, disarmament and complete co-operation between all peoples. No claims from this or any other rostrum could in any way distort a policy forged and tempered over a period of more than half a century, he declared.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9RUY91PZ2S00QZZ3RPGJUQVA6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9RUY91PZ2S00QZZ3RPGJUQVA6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
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    N/A

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