• Short Summary

    AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), PRESIDENT JOHNSON HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ON UNITED STATES RELATIONS WITH EUROPE, AND THE SITUATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description


    TRANSCRIPT: JOHNSON: "FIRST, I THINK MOST EUROPEANS KNOW THAT THE UNITED STATES HAS NEVER HAD ANY INTEREST WHATEVER TO TRY TO DOMINATED EUROPE OR ANY OTHER AREA IN THE WORLD. ON THE CONTRARY, THE UNITED STATES HAS CONSTANTLY SUPPORTED THE STRENGTHENING OF THE FREE NATIONS OF EUROPE. WE BELIEVE THAT EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES HAVE GREAT COMMON INTERESTS, COMMON PURPOSES AND COMMON OBLIGATIONS. SO WE HAVE NEVER SUPPOSED THAT ANY EUROPEAN COUNTRY WILL NEED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN ITS TIES TO THE UNITED STATES AND ITS TIES TO EUROPE".



    "WE ARE DETERMINED TO SUPPORT THE FREEDOM AND THE INDEPENDENCE OF SOUTH VIETNAM. PRIME MINISTER KHAN AND AMBASSADOR (GENERAL MAXWELL) TAYLOR HAVE ESTABLISHED THE CLOSEST UNDERSTANDING WITH EACH OTHER. THEY ARE IN CONTINUAL CONSULTATION, AND THE POLICIES OF THE TWO NATIONS ARE THE SAME, MAINLY TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE WHOLE PROGRAMME IN THAT COUNTRY -- POLITICAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND MILITARY. IT IS TRUE, MATERIAL DANGER AND PROVOCATION FROM THE NORTH; AND SUCH PROVOCATION COULD FORCE A RESPONSE. BUT... THE UNITED STATES SEEKS NO WIDER WAR".




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    Background: AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), PRESIDENT JOHNSON HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ON UNITED STATES RELATIONS WITH EUROPE, AND THE SITUATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

    ON EUROPE, HE WAS ASKED ABOUT PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S SUGGESTION THAT AMERICA HAD TRIED TO DOMINATED EUROPE.

    HE ALSO REJECTED PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S DEMAND FOR NEUTRALIZING SOUTH VIETNAM:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA598SLUHKHLSXRSQ76I44QXSFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA598SLUHKHLSXRSQ76I44QXSFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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