• Short Summary

    MR. KHRUSHCHEV SAID IN EAST BERLIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT RUSSIA HAS A 100-MEGATON BOMB TOO?

  • Description

    MR. KHRUSHCHEV SAID IN EAST BERLIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT RUSSIA HAS A 100-MEGATON BOMB TOO DESTRUCTIVE TO BE USED IN EUROPE BECAUSE IF IT EXPLODED IN FRANCE OR WEST GERMANY IT "WOULD ALSO HIT US AND YOU".

    IN A MAJOR SPEECH TO 4,500 DELEGATES AT THE SIXTH CONGRESS OF THE SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY, THE SOVIET PREMIER OFFERED A DETENTE TO BOTH HIS CHINESE CRITICS IN THE EAST AND HIS CAPITALIST OPPONENTS IN THE WEST.

    TO THE WEST HE INDICATED THAT A GERMAN PEACE TREATY WAS NOT URGENT, THOUGH HE SAID UNTIL ONE WAS SIGNED, SERIOUS PROGRESS TOWARDS AN AGREEMENT ON DISARMAMENT WAS OBVIOUSLY DIFFICULT.

    TO THE EAST, HE ADVISED TIME AND PATIENCE IN THE "HOLY CAUSE" OF COMMUNIST UNITY. HE DISMISSED THE IDEA OF A COMMUNIST "SUMMIT" MEETING AS DESIRED BY THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC BY SAYING THERE WAS SMALL CHANCE OF ITS PRODUCING IMMEDIATE AGREEMENT. TIME WAS NEEDED FOR "THINGS TO CALM DOWN AGAIN".HE SAID, ADDING THAT "POLITICAL PASSIONS RUN HIGH".

    CHINA'S DELEGATE, MR. WU HSIU-CHUAN, DID NOT APPLAUD WHEN HE ROSE FOR THE SIX-MINUTE STANDING OVATION AT THE END OF MR. KHRUSHCHEV'S TWO-AND-A-HALF HOUR SPEECH, AND HE REMAINED SILENT DURING THE FREQUENT BURSTS OF APPLAUSE WHEN MR. KHRUSHCHEV DEFEND RUSSIA'S POSITION ON "PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE". THE NORTH KOREAN AND NORTH VIETNAMESE DELEGATES STOOD FOR THE OVATION BUT DID NOT CLAP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAQN5PWHTP7FVQLN2I7FU7YJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVADAQN5PWHTP7FVQLN2I7FU7YJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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