Mr. Khrushchev was welcomed at the United Nations building in New York City, U.S.A., September?
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Background: Mr. Khrushchev was welcomed at the United Nations building in New York City, U.S.A., September 18, by the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, when he arrived to make his eagerly-awaited address.
As he entered the vest auditorium, packed to its capacity of over two thousand by delegates and journalists, everyone rose and greeted him with a great burst of applause.
Mr. Khrushohev, who was speaking to the entire General Assembly of the United Nations with the exception of Nationalist China, put forward his proposals for disarmament, namely a four-year plan to abolish every army, navy, and air-force in the world, liquidation of all military bases and the destruction of nuclear bombs and military rockets.
He also suggested that, for internal security only, each country should have a strictly limited police force or militia.
After complete disarmament under international supervision, thus leaving no country with any means to wage war, the world would become a perfect Utopia.
Mr. Khrushchev, the first Soviet Premier to address the United Nations General Assembly, was loudly cheered when he ended his 73-minute, 8,000-word address by the large audience among which were no fewer than 54 Foreign Ministers.