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    WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY PIERRE SALINGER TODAY RELEASED THE TEXT OF A STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT JOHN F.

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    WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY PIERRE SALINGER TODAY RELEASED THE TEXT OF A STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY IN WHICH MR. KENNEDY WELCOMED SOVIET PREMIER KHRUSHCHEV'S WILLINGNESS TO DISMANTLE MISSILE BASES IN CUBA. KENNEDY CALLED IT AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE.

    KENNEDY CALLED KHRUSHCHEV'S DECISION "STATESMAN-LIKE"
    FOLLOWING IS THE NEXT OF MR. KENNEDY'S STATEMENT:
    I WELCOME CHAIRMAN KHRUSHCHEV'S STATESMANLIKE DECISION TO STOP BUILDING BASES IN CUBA, DISMANTLING OFFENSIVE WEAPONS AND RETURNING THEM TO THE SOVIET UNION UNDER UNITED NATIONS VERIFICATION. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT AND CONSTRUCTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE.

    WE SHALL BE IN TOUCH WITH THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS WITH RESPECT TO RECIPROCAL MEASURES TO ASSURE PEACE IN THE CARIBBEAN AREA.

    IT IS MY EARNEST HOPE THAT THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD CAN, WITH A SOLUTION OF THE CUBAN CRISIS, TURN THEIR URGENT ATTENTION TO THE COMPELLING NECESSITY FOR ENDING THE ARMS RACE AND REDUCING WORLD TENSIONS. THIS APPLIES TO THE MILITARY CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE WARSAW PACT AND THE NATO COUNTRIES, AS WELL AS TO OTHER SITUATIONS ON OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE TENSIONS LEAD TO THE WASTEFUL DIVERSION OF RESOURCES TO WEAPONS OF WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAV9JM00QT8B5X1EIEI28KHPET
    Media URN:
    VLVAAV9JM00QT8B5X1EIEI28KHPET
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
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    /
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    N/A

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