• Short Summary

    AT HIS NEWS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), PRESIDENT KENNEDY EXPRESSED THE UNITED STATES' CONCERN AT BRITAIN'S FAILURE TO SECURE ADMISSION TO THE COMMON MARKET.

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    1.
    GV JOURNALISTS SEATED.
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    2.
    SV KENNEDY WALKS TO ROSTRUM.
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    3.
    GV KENNEDY ON ROSTRUM.
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    4.
    CU (SOF) KENNEDY LISTENS AS JOURNALIST ASKS QUESTION.
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    5.
    SV PAN (SOF) JOURNALISTS.
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    6.
    SCU (SOF) KENNEDY LISTENS, STARTS REPLY AT 37 SECS.
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    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: "IN HIS LAST CONFERENCE, GENERAL DE GAULLE HAS BLOCKED THE ADMISSION OF BRITAIN TO THE COMMON MARKET DE GAULLE HAS ALSO INDICATED THAT HE WANTS AN INDEPENDENT NUCLEAR DETERGENT SOME PEOPLE FEEL THAT IT'S THE FATAL BLOW TO WESTERN ALLIED UNITY WHAT DO YOU THINK?.




    ANSWER: "YES HE IS, OF COURSE, COMMITTED TO A NUCLEAR DETERRENT FOR A LONG TIME. WE ARE CONCERNED AT THE FAILURE OF THE BRITISH TO SECURE ADMISSION TO THE COMMON MARKET. WE HAVE SUPPORTED THE UNIFICATION OF EUROPE, ECONOMICALLY AND POLITICALLY. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME REFERENCES, I KNOW, IN SOME PARTS OF EUROPEAN PRESS THAT THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT SEEK TO DEAL EQUALLY WITH EUROPE AS AN EQUAL PARTNER. ANYONE WHO BOTHERS TO ANALYSE AMERICAN POLICY IN THE LAST 15 YEARS, THEY WOULD COME TO THE REVERSE CONCLUSION. WE HAVE PUT OVER 50 BILLION DOLLARS OF ASSISTANCE INTO REBUILDING EUROPE. WE SUPPORTED STRONGLY THE COMMON MARKET, EURATOM AND THE OTHER EFFORTS TO PROVIDE FOR A MORE UNIFIED EUROPE, WHICH PROVIDES FOR A VERY STRONG EUROPE AND WHICH PERMITS EUROPE TO SPEAK WITH A VERY STRONG VOICE TO ACCEPT GREATER RESPONSIBILITIES AND GREATER BURDENS AS WELL AS TAKE ADVANTAGES OF GREATER OPPORTUNITIES. SO WE BELIEVE IN A STEADILY INCREASING AND GROWING EUROPE, A POWERFUL EUROPE, AND WE FELT BRITAIN WOULD BE AN EFFECTIVE MEMBER OF THAT EUROPE, AND IT WAS OUR HOPE AND STILL IS OUR HOPE THAT POWERFUL EUROPE, JOINED WITH THE POWER OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT WOULD PROVIDE A SOURCE OF STRENGTH IN THIS DECADE WHICH WOULD PERMIT THE BALANCE OF POWER TO BE MAINTAINED WITH US AND WHICH WOULD INEVITABLY PROVIDE FOR AN ATTRACTION FOR THE UNDER DEVELOPED WORLD. I THINK IT WOULD BE A DISASTER IF WE SHOULD DIVIDE."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AT HIS NEWS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), PRESIDENT KENNEDY EXPRESSED THE UNITED STATES' CONCERN AT BRITAIN'S FAILURE TO SECURE ADMISSION TO THE COMMON MARKET.

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY SAID THAT IT WOULD BE A DISASTER IF EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA BECAME DIVIDED.HE DISMISSED THE IDEA THAT THE UNITED STATES DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH EUROPE AS AN EQUAL PARTNER.

    REPORTERS AT THE CONFERENCE SAID THAT ONCE AGAIN PRESIDENT KENNEDY AVOIDED MAKING ANY DENUNCIATION OF PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S ACTION, BUT EXPRESSED HIS VIEWS ON EUROPEAN UNIFICATION AND THE COMMON MARKET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1N8DVW1UQG2OKQ2TJV68QLMUB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1N8DVW1UQG2OKQ2TJV68QLMUB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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