• Short Summary

    THE 17-NATION GENEVA DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE MET TODAY (TUESDAY) IN CLOSED PLENARY SESSION AFTER A RECESS OF FIVE WEEKS.

  • Description

    THE 17-NATION GENEVA DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE MET TODAY (TUESDAY) IN CLOSED PLENARY SESSION AFTER A RECESS OF FIVE WEEKS. THE SOVIET UNION BLAMED UNITED STATES "AGGRESSION" IN VIETNAM FOR LACK OF PROGRESS IN THE TALKS.

    THE CHIEF SOVIET DELEGATE, MR. ALEXEI ROSHCHIN, CALLED FOR THE WITHDRAWAL OF AMERICAN TROOPS FROM VIETNAM. BUT HE DID NOT LINK THIS DEMAND DIRECTLY WITH PROGRESS IN THE TALKS, WHICH HAVE NOW BEEN GOING ON FOR OVER FOUR YEARS. ATTACKING WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS U.S. "AGGRESSION" IN VIETNAM, MR. ROSHCIN SAID THE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION HAD GROWN TENSER SINCE THE DELEGATES LAST MET. THIS HAD LEFT ITS IMPRINT ON THE TALKS, AND THE FORCES THAT BORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTS OF AGGRESSION AND FOR INTENSIFYING THE ARMAMENTS RACE WERE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ABSENCE OF PROGRESS IN THE DISARMAMENT TALKS.

    THE SOVIET DELEGATE ALSO CITED "CONTINUOUS PROVOCATIONS" AGAINST CUBA, AND OTHER AMERICAN ACTIONS, AS REASONS FOR THE FAILURE TO MAKE HEADWAY IN THE NEGOTIATIONS.

    CHIEF UNITED STATES NEGOTIATOR, WILLIAM C. FOSTER, SAID THE TIME HAD COME FOR EAST AND WEST TO RECONCILE DIFFERENCES AND RIVALRIES AND TO WORK TOGETHER FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT. MR. FOSTER SAID THAT PREOCCUPATION WITH SHORT-TERM OBJECTIVES ONLY IMPEDED AGREEMENT ON A TREATY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. HE SAID THAT THE CONFERENCE SHOULD LOOK BEYOND THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE AND NOT BE OBSESSED WITH ANY ONE COUNTRY, BUT RATHER WITH THE GLOBAL ASPECTS OF THE NUCLEAR THREAT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABSPQDU9ZVRTVWEGLHYA4D99I8
    Media URN:
    VLVABSPQDU9ZVRTVWEGLHYA4D99I8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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