• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AND CONCENTRATED LARGELY ON INTERNATIONAL ISSUES.

  • Description

    1.
    TGV PRESSMEN SEATED
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    2.
    SCU KENNEDY ON STAGE
    0.09

    3.
    REAR V.. KENNEDY TOWARDS ROSTRUM
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    4.
    LV KENNEDY MOUNTS ROSTRUM
    0.15

    5.
    CU PRESIDENTIAL SEAL
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    6.
    CU KENNEDY SPEAKS... SOF BEGINS.."SO THIS WE REGARD AS A MENACING SITUATION... SOF ENDS....SINCE THE END OF THE SECOND WAR."
    1.18

    7.
    CU SEAL
    1.19

    8.
    TGV REPORTERS
    1.27

    9.
    CU KENNEDY CONTINUES, SOF..."AS THE GENERAL MADE CLEAR IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE... SOF ENDS...AND HAVE INDICATED AS MUCH TO FRANCE."
    2.28


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 6): KENNEDY: "THIS WE REGARD AS A MENACING SITUATION. IN ADDITION, AS I SAID, THAT GENTLEMAN IS NOT ONLY STALINIST IN HIS IMPERIAL ACTIONS, BUT ALSO CALLS FOR WAR -- INTERNATIONAL WAR -- IN ORDER TO ADVANCE THE FINAL SUCCESS OF THE COMMUNIST CAUSE. WE REGARD THAT AS A MENACING FACT.



    "AND THEN YOU INTRODUCED IN TO THAT NEXT, NUCLEAR WEAPONS. AS YOU SAY IT IS GOING TO TAKE SOME YEARS -- MAYBE A DECADE -- BEFORE THEY BECOME A FULL-FLEDGED NUCLEAR POWER. BUT WE ARE GOING TO BE AROUND IN THE 1970'S AND WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE SOME STEPS NOW WHICH WOULD LESSEN THAT PROSPECT THAT A FUTURE PRESIDENT MIGHT HAVE TO DEAL WITH.



    "I WOULD REGARD THAT COMBINATION IF IT IS STILL IN EXISTENCE IN THE 1970'S OF WEAK COUNTRIES AROUND IT: 700 MILLION PEOPLE: A STALINIST INTERNAL REGIME: STALINIST GOVERNMENT AND A NUCLEAR POWER AND A GOVERNMENT DETERMINED ON WAR AS A MEANS OF BRINGING ABOUT A MODICUM OF SUCCESS AS POTENTIALLY A MORE DANGEROUS SITUATION THAN ANY WE FACED SINCE THE END OF THE SECOND WAR.



    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 9): KENNEDY: "AS THE GENERAL MADE CLEAR IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE HE HAS A SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT VIEW OF NATO THAN WE DO, AND ITS IMPORTANCE. AND HE HAS SUGGESTED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS THAT IT WOULD BE REORGANISED. HE HAS ALSO SOME OBJECTION TO THE WORD "INTEGRATION" -- WHICH WE THINK IS A GOOD WORD, BUT HE DOES NOT. SO THAT THE PROBLEM DOES NOT REST SOLELY WITH AN INTERPRETATION OF THE MACMANN ACT. THE PROBLEM REALLY GOES TO THE ORGANISATION OF THE DEFENCE OF THE WEST AND WHAT ROLE FRANCE SEES FOR HERSELF AND SEES FOR US. AND WHAT KIND OF A CO-OPERATIVE EFFORT FRANCE, THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN, AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF NATO, AND THIS IS IMPORTANT -- THE NON-NUCLEAR POWERS IN NATO -- COULD JOIN IN. THAT IS A VERY COMPLICATED POLITICAL PROBLEM. AND THIS IS A MATTER WHICH WE OPENED UP FOR DISCUSSION SOME MONTHS AGO, AND WHICH I WOULD ASSUME THAT WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO DISCUSS AND OF COURSE WE ARE ALWAYS PREPARED TO. AND WE HAVE INDICATED AS MUCH TO THE FRENCH."




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    Background: PRESIDENT KENNEDY CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AND CONCENTRATED LARGELY ON INTERNATIONAL ISSUES.IN PARTICULAR, HE ASSESSED THE GROWING POWER OF CHINA AND THE THREAT IT WAS POSING TO WORLD PEACE.HE ALSO DISCUSSED PRESENT FRENCH POLICY TOWARDS A MULTILATERAL FORCE AND THE DIFFERING VIEWPOINTS OF HIS ADMINISTRATION AND PRESIDENT DE GAULLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD12RJFK7SW7CXE9IUDDL4RWRA
    Media URN:
    VLVAD12RJFK7SW7CXE9IUDDL4RWRA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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