The Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations, Anatoy Dobrynin, was jeered by Jewish demonstrators on Monday (12 November) as he took the rostrum at a New York businessmen's function.
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"Mr. Kendall, ladies and gentlemen, I guess that you hardly expect that an ambassador, even if he is given a rostrum, would miss the opportunity to make at least some political demands. This being the case, I would touch, with your consent, upon some general but rather important and maybe even central questions of the present day political situation." "That the process of detente is an easy undertaking, but regardless of the difficulties involved in this process, it remains the only reasonable policy in our age, and if it is not we who start this process today, it will be started by others, maybe by our children tomorrow, in ten years, twenty years. But they will start it, by all means, as soon as they were convinced, again and again, of the futile and wasteful nature of the cold war."
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A transport of two excerpts from Ambassador Dobrynin's speech follows:
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Background: The Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations, Anatoy Dobrynin, was jeered by Jewish demonstrators on Monday (12 November) as he took the rostrum at a New York businessmen's function. As Mr. Dobrynin began to speak, several young men at the back of the room stood and should "Go Home, Russian pig". After a brief struggle they were thrown out.
Mr. Dobrynin appeared unruffled, and after remaking that it was sometimes not so easy to be an Ambassador in the United States, he continued with his prepared address to the Trade Council.
In the plush surroundings of the ballroom of one of America's most famous hotels, the Waldorf-Astoria, Mr. Dobrynin made a plea for 'most-favoured-nation' status for his country with the United States. Along with political detente, he said, must come trade detente.
President Nixon is anxious to gain most favoured nation status for the Soviet Union, but Congress has steadfastly opposed granting it until the Soviet Union allows its Jewish citizen to emigrate freely to Israel.
This freedom is one of the causes most dear to the Jewish Defence League to which the demonstrators belong.
SYNOPSIS: In the plush surroundings of New York's famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel, U.S. businessmen waited on Monday for the Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations, Anatoly Dobrynin to begin his address. Several young Jewish demonstrators were also waiting.
After a brief struggle, the demonstrators - members of the Jewish Defence League were thrown out.
Apparently unruffled, Mr. Dobrynin continued his prepared speech, after remarking that it was sometimes not easy to be an Ambassador in the United States.
Then another plea for most favoured nation status for the Soviet Union.