• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES WOULD DEFEND THE CHINESE OFFSHORE ISLANDS OF QUEMOY AND MATSU IF AN ATTACK ON THEM WAS CONSIDERED TO BE PART OF AN ATTACK ON TAIWAN AND THE PESCADORES, PRESIDENT KENNEDY TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, ON JUNE 27TH.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES WOULD DEFEND THE CHINESE OFFSHORE ISLANDS OF QUEMOY AND MATSU IF AN ATTACK ON THEM WAS CONSIDERED TO BE PART OF AN ATTACK ON TAIWAN AND THE PESCADORES, PRESIDENT KENNEDY TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, ON JUNE 27TH.

    MR. KENNEDY'S STATEMENT FOLLOWED REPORTS OF A STEADY BUILD UP IN RECENT MONTHS OF TROOPS ON THE CHINESE MAINLAND OPPOSITE THE ISLANDS. IT REAFFIRMED POLICY OUTLINED IN A DECLARATION PASSED BY CONGRESS DURING THE EISENHOWER ADMINISTRATION, WHICH GAVE THE PRESIDENT AUTHORITY TO CALL IN THE ARMED FORCES, IF NECESSARY, TO PROTECT TAIWAN AND NEARBY TERRITORIES FROM INVASION.

    THE PRESIDENT BEGAN BY RESTATING THE UNITED STATED OPPOSITION TO THE USE OF FORCE IN THE AREA OF THE FORMOSA STRAITS:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEKO8AFLWI4WG4PVXG18VDDPRD
    Media URN:
    VLVAEKO8AFLWI4WG4PVXG18VDDPRD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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