• Short Summary

    United States delegate at the U.N. General Assembly Francis O. Wilcox Oct 13 announced his?

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    1.
    GV. Assembly.
    0.04

    2.
    CU. Wilcox speaking (S.O.F. - speech and applause).
    0.32

    3.
    GV. Delegates applaud (S.O.F. - Applause).
    0.33

    4.
    SV. Khrushchev applauds (SOF - applause).
    0.37

    5.
    SV.PAN. Khrushchev speaks (S.O.F. - speech).
    1.45


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: Wilcox speaks: "On behalf of the United States Delegation I wish to commend the President of Guinea for his speech based upon the major thesis. with which the United States Delegation heartedly associates itself, that all men should be free everywhere. I would hope Mr. President, this item could be assigned to Plenary without objection."



    Khrushchev speaks in Russian.




    Initials BA/V/WS/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: United States delegate at the U.N. General Assembly Francis O. Wilcox Oct 13 announced his Government's support for Soviet Premier Khrushchev's proposal that the question of colonialism should be discussed in the Assembly rather than in the Political Committee. Britain's Mr. Ormsby Gore also agreed. Both Britain and U.S.A. had overnight reversed their policy on the Khrushchev proposal.

    The volte-face produced the unusual sight of Mr. Khrushchev applauding a speech by an American delegate, and praising a United Kingdom decision - although in a rather derisory manner.

    Britain and USA earlier opposed Mr. Khrushchev's proposal on the ground that the matter could better be discussed in the Political Committee than in the Assembly with its set speeches and its tendency to become a propaganda platform.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5SQF3DB703FQY3DGUYU7CD2XR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SQF3DB703FQY3DGUYU7CD2XR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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