• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES, RUSSIAN AND BRITISH FOREIGN MINISTERS SIGNED A NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY IN MOSCOW TODAY (MONDAY) -- AND THEN TOASTED THE PEACE OF THE WORLD IN CHAMPAGNE.

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    UNITED STATES, RUSSIAN AND BRITISH FOREIGN MINISTERS SIGNED A NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY IN MOSCOW TODAY (MONDAY) -- AND THEN TOASTED THE PEACE OF THE WORLD IN CHAMPAGNE. MR DEAN RUSK, MR ANDREI GROMYKO AND LORD HOME FORMALLY SIGNED THE TREATY -- WHICH OUTLAWS ALL TESTS EXCEPT THOSE UNDERGROUND - AT A CEREMONY IN THE KREMLIN.
    THE TREATY, AN HISTORIC MILESTONE IN EAST-WEST RELATIONS, CLIMAXING YEARS OF PATIENT, OFTEN SEEMINGLY HOPELESS, NEGOTIATION, CAME ON THE EVE OF THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEVASTATION OF HIROSHIMA BY THE WORLD'S FIRST ATOM-BOMB ATTACK.
    WATCHING THE CEREMONY WERE MR KHRUSHCHEV SOVIET PREMIER, AND U. THANT, UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, PLUS MILLIONS OF TELEVISION VIEWERS ALL OVER EUROPE. LOUD APPLAUSE AND CHEERS GREETED THE SIGNATURES.
    MR RUSK SAID THE TREATY WAS A FIRST STEP TOWARDS SAFEGUARDING AN ENDURING PEACE. HE WENT ON:
    MR GROMYKO SAID IN HIS SPEECH (RUSSIAN SOF) THAT THE TREATY COULD PAVE THE WAY FOR THE SOLUTION OF STILL MORE IMPORTANT PROBLEMS, INCLUDING DISARMAMENT AND EUROPEAN SECURITY. THE SOVIET UNION, HE ADDED, WOULD DO EVERYTHING IN ITS POWER TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS.
    LORD HOME, BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY SAID:
    THE TREATY CAN NOW BE SIGNED BY ANY OTHER NATION, AT ANY TIME. SO FAR, 33 COUNTRIES HAVE DECLARED THEIR INTENTION TO ADHERE TO THE TREATY, WHICH BANS NUCLEAR TESTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE, OUTER SPACE AND UNDERWATER -- BUT NOT UNDERGROUND.
    (MEANWHILE, THE U.S., SOVIET AND BRITISH MINISTERS WILL REMAIN IN MOSCOW FOR FURTHER TALKS TOMORROW AND ON WEDNESDAY. THE DISCUSSIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CENTRE ON A NON-AGGRESSION PACT BETWEEN THE NATO AND WARSAW PACT NATIONS, MEASURES TO PREVENT SURPRISE NUCLEAR ATTACK, PLUS STEPS TO CHECK THE SPREAD ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALMJJLT21WLCRXYQJ0T21DX2T
    Media URN:
    VLVAALMJJLT21WLCRXYQJ0T21DX2T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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