• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT THE NEW STATE DEPARTMENT BUILDING IN WASHINGTON JANUARY 15, TOLD JOURNALISTS HE EXPECTED THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES, WHEN THEY MEET IN URAGUAY ON JANUARY 22 TO TAKE ACTION TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF DR.

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    1.
    GV. KENNEDY WALKING TO DAIS
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    2.
    CU. PRESIDENT'S INSIGNIA.
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    3.
    SIDE.V KENNEDY SPEAKING.SOF:"I AM PARTICULARLY GLAD... SOF ENDS: ...BETWEEN INDONESIA AND THE DUTCH."
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    4.
    CU. PRESIDENT'S INSIGNIA.
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    5.
    CU. KENNEDY SPEAKS SOF: "A GOOD DEAL OF CONCERN IS EXPRESSED ABOUT... SOF ENDS:...I THINK THAT WHEN THE EDUCATIONAL JOB IS DONE I THINK THE COUNTRY WILL UNDERSTAND IT'S IN OUR BEST INTEREST".
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    THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT EFFORTS MADE BY THE UNITED STATES TO SOLVE THE DISPUTE BETWEEN HOLLAND AND INDONESIA:



    "I AM PARTICULARLY GLAD THAT THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, U. THANT, HAS BEEN OCCUPYING HIMSELF WITH A GOOD DEAL OF ENERGY TO TRY TO SEE IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY FOR A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT, AND HOPEFUL THAT BOTH PARTIES WILL CONFORM TO HIS EFFORTS AND PREVENT AN OUTBREAK OF HOSTILITIES BETWEEN INDONESIA AND THE DUTCH."



    ASKED ABOUT AMERICA'S NEW TRADE PROGRAMME MR. KENNEDY REPLIED:



    "A GOOD DEAL OF CONCERN IS EXPRESSED ABOUT JAPAN, BUT WE RAN A HALF-A-BILLION DOLLAR BALANCE OF TRADE IN OUR FAVOUR. WE SOLD JAPAN LAST YEAR, HALF-A-BILLION DOLLARS MORE THAN THEY BOUGHT FROM US, SO I BELIEVE THE UNITED STATES CAN COMPETE. AS I SAID THE OTHER DAY, THE FACT IS THAT THE COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES HAVE HAD AN EXTRAORDINARY ECONOMIC GROWTH, FULL EMPLOYMENT AND ALL THE REST, AND IT IS TO INCREASE OUR EMPLOYMENT AND OUR OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING IT. IN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION, I BELIEVE THAT WHEN THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF SENATES HAVE EXAMINED OUR PROPOSALS, EXAMINED ITS SAFEGUARDS, EXAMINED WHAT IT CAN DO FOR EMPLOYMENT, I MA HOPEFUL, IN FACT, I FEEL IT IS VERY POSSIBLE - THAT WE CAN SECURE A MAJORITY, EVEN THOUGH IT IS A SOPHISTICATED MATTER AND DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN, QUICKLY, BUT WHEN THE EDUCATIONAL JOB IS DONE, I THINK THE COUNTRY WILL UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S IN OUR BEST INTERESTS."




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    Background: PRESIDENT KENNEDY, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT THE NEW STATE DEPARTMENT BUILDING IN WASHINGTON JANUARY 15, TOLD JOURNALISTS HE EXPECTED THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES, WHEN THEY MEET IN URAGUAY ON JANUARY 22 TO TAKE ACTION TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF DR. CASTRO'S INFLUENCE AND TO CONDEMN THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT OF CUBA.

    WHEN ASKED TO IDENTIFY THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT AND BIGGEST SINGLE SUCCESS OF HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE, THE PRESIDENT SAID THE MOST DISAPPOINTING EVENT WAS THE FAILURE TO GET AN AGREEMENT ON THE CESSATION OF NUCLEAR TESTS. THE MOST ENCOURAGING DEVELOPMENT WAS THE GROWING UNITY AMONG WESTERN NATIONS AND THE PROGRESS IN LATIN AMERICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACE4V9LDC2P6BRRIU8W357X6Q5
    Media URN:
    VLVACE4V9LDC2P6BRRIU8W357X6Q5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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