President Nixon today (May 11) held a fifty-minute meeting with Soviet ??? Minister Nikolsi Patolichev?
President Nixon today (May 11) held a fifty-minute meeting with Soviet ??? Minister Nikolsi Patolichev and the Soviet Ambassador to Washington, ??? Moscow's protest statement over United States mining of North Vietnamese harbour entrances.
Questioned afterwards on whether the Moscow summit meeting between president Nixon and Soviet leaders was still on, Mr Patolichev asked: was there over any doubt?" Mr Patolichev is in the United States for ???ade talks.
The Soviet protest had described the action taken by the United States in locating North Vietnamese harbours as "an extremely crude violation of the ???erally recognised principle of freedom of navigation".
A Presidential spokesman said there would be no White House comment on the statement. He said technical arrangements for the Moscow summit were proceeding as planned.
Protests against the mining of the North Vietnamese ports continued in cities across the United States on Thursday. In Washington Senators joined anti-war demonstrators on the steps of the Capitol. There, Senator Edward Kennedy told the demonstrators President Nixon's policy was one of war, not peace.
The first section of this telerecording - satellited to London from New York - is silent. The second part, covering the Washington demonstration, has natural sound, and part of Senator Edward Kennedy's address to the crowd.
SYNOPSIS: In Washington on Thursday President Nixon met Soviet Trade Minister Nikolai Patolichev shortly after the Soviet Government protested about the United States mining of North Vietnamese harbours. Afterwards, when Mr Patolichev was asked if President Nixon's visit to Moscow was still on, he asked "Was there any doubt?"
Also in Washington, Senators joined anti-war demonstrators on the steps of the Capitol. Senator Edward Kennedy was among them....