• Short Summary

    SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME ARRIVES BACK IN LONDON THIS EVENING (FRIDAY), AFTER VISITS TO CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CONFERENCE ROOM.
    0.05

    2.
    CU PRESS
    0.10

    3.
    SV HOME SPEAKS SOF BEGINS:
    0.27

    4.
    CU SILENT.
    0.29

    5.
    SV HOME ANSWERS QUESTION (SOF CONTINUES) ON TRADE WITH COMMUNISTS.
    1.52

    6.
    PRESS SILENT.
    1.54

    7.
    SV HOME ANSWERS QUESTION ON CYPRUS, SOF CONTINUES.
    2.22

    8.
    GV PRESSMEN.
    2.25

    9.
    SV HOME ANSWERS QUESTION ON SOUTH VIETNAM, SOF CONTINUES.
    3.00

    10.
    GV CONFERENCE HALL.
    3.05


    "AND SO WE FIND OVER THE WHOLE FIELD, ALTHOUGH WE DIFFER IN EMPHASIS - WE DID FIND, I THINK, THAT UNITED STATES AND BRITISH POLICY IS IN HARMONY AND ALLIANCE, ON PRACTICALLY ALL THE GREAT QUESTIONS THAT FACE US AT THE PRESENT TIME".



    "WE BY AND LARGE BELIEVE, AS I SAID NOW: WE DON'T BELIEVE IN BOYCOTTS, AND THEREFORE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN ONE COUNTRY OR ANOTHER, ACCORDING TO ITS POLITICAL CREED. BUT WE DON'T GIVE ANYBODY PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT. I THINK IT IS QUITE LIKELY THAT WE SHALL, IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, BE ABLE TO LAND SOME CONTRACTS WITH THE SOVIET UNION. WE'VE ALWAYS FELT - PERHAPS WE FEEL DIFFERENTLY ON THIS FROM YOU...I'M NOT QUITE SURE - WE'VE ALWAYS FELT THAT THE MORE COMFORTABLE A PERSON IS, THE LESS LIKELY HE IS TO BE A FANATICAL COMMUNIST. THEREFORE, WE THINK, ON THE PRINCIPAL THAT IF IN RUSSIA OR CHINA THEY ARE ABLE TO IMPROVE STANDARDS OF LIVING, THAT THEY ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE DOCTRINAIRE, AND AGGRESSIVE, MILITANT COMMUNISTS. THEREFORE, WE DO ORDINARY TRADE WHICH WILL HELP ANY COUNTRY IMPROVE ITS STANDARD OF LIVING. BUT WE DO NOT EXPORT TO THE SOVIET UNION OR THE COMMUNIST BLOCK, ANY ARMS OR MILITARY EQUIPMENT WHICH IS ON WHAT IS CALLED THE COCOM LIST."



    "WELL WHAT WE HAVE TRIED TO DO, AND SO FAR AS YOU INDICATE, WE HAVE DONE IT ALONE - IS TO PREVENT CIVIL WAR BREAKING OUT BETWEEN GREEK CYPRIOTS AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS. FOR IF THAT HAPPENS ON ANY SCALE, THEN ALMOST INEVITABLY GREECE AND TURKEY ARE INVOLVED. AND NOBODY CAN TELL, IF A WAR BETWEEN GREECE AND TURKEY BEGAN HOW FAR IT WOULD SPREAD.



    "WE FEEL THAT UNITED STATES POLICY, AND EVERY ASPECT OF IT IN SOUTH VIETNAM IS RIGHT....AND WE DO NOT HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT THIS AT ALL - IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE UNITED STATES POLICY YOU ARE CARRYING OUT AT PRESENT, SOUTH VIETNAM WOULD BE OVERRUN FROM NORTH VIETNAM. THIS WOULD BE AN INROAD INTO THE FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE OF THE COUNTRIES OF SOUTHEAST ASIA, WHICH WOULD HAVE A DAMAGING EFFECT IN THE WHOLE OF THAT AREA. SO WE FULLY SUPPORT UNITED STATES POLICY AND EVERY ASPECT OF IT".




    Initials JM/N/WH/KN



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME ARRIVES BACK IN LONDON THIS EVENING (FRIDAY), AFTER VISITS TO CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. BEFORE LEAVING WASHINGTON, WHERE HE HAD TWO DAYS OF TALKS WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE, FROM WHICH WE HAVE SELECTED THE FOLLOWING POINTS:
    TO A QUESTION ABOUT TRADE WITH CUBA AND THE COMMUNIST BLOCK, SIR ALEC REPLIED:
    ON THE CYPRUS PROBLEM AND ITS DANGERS, SIR ALEC SAID:
    ON UNITED STATES POLICY IN SOUTH VIETNAM:

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2E3N7JHUVHM6X49XBVTMXFJX7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E3N7JHUVHM6X49XBVTMXFJX7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment