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    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT FLEW INTO NEW YORK LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) AT THE END OF HIS AFRICAN TOUR.

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    U THANT INTO ROOM: QUESTIONED BY REPORTERS: U THANT THROUGH CORRIDORS FOLLOWED BY PRESSMEN:



    TRANSCRIPT:



    NEWSMAN: "SECRETARY GENERAL WILL YOU BE MAKING A STATEMENTS THIS EVENING SIR?"



    U THANT: "NO NOT TONIGHT. I'VE BEEN MAKING STATEMENTS EVERY DAY. I DON'T THINK I HAVE ANYTHING NEW TO SAY."



    NEWSMAN: "SIR, WILL YOU BE MAKING A STATEMENT TOMORROW AT THE REGULAR PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE UNITED NATIONS?"



    U THANT: "NO AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE I'LL JUST BE SAYING SOMETHING GENERAL."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT FLEW INTO NEW YORK LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) AT THE END OF HIS AFRICAN TOUR. HE MADE NO STATEMENT AT KENNEDY AIRPORT AND DROVE DIRECTLY TO HIS HOME.

    DURING HIS AFRICAN TOUR U THANT VISITED II NATIONS AND MET WITH PRESIDENT GEORGES POMPIDOU IN PARIS BEFORE RETURNING TO THE UNITED STATES.

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL AT KENNEDY AIRPORT, THE SECRETARY GENERAL MET HIS SECOND IN COMMAND.... RALPH BUNCHE.... FOR TWENTY MINUTES. THE TWO MEN SAT IN A CAR NEAR THE AIRPORT RUNWAY BEFORE BEING DRIVEN TO THE TERMINAL BUILDING TO GREET U.N. REPRESENTATIVES, HIS FAMILY.... AND NEWSMEN...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA40G109DJRTL8HBRO0IB6WLAO0
    Media URN:
    VLVA40G109DJRTL8HBRO0IB6WLAO0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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