In n a fierce attack on both Washington and Moscow, the Chinese Foreign Minster on Monday (29 May) predicted that a war between the United States and Soviet Union was inevitable.
SV MR. Huang Hua, Chinese Foreign Minster speaking in Mandarin Chinese at United Nations
SV Other delegates including U.S. representative Mr. Andrew Young (on left) listening to Huang Hua (2 shots)
SV Huang Hua speaking
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Background: In n a fierce attack on both Washington and Moscow, the Chinese Foreign Minster on Monday (29 May) predicted that a war between the United States and Soviet Union was inevitable. Speaking at the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, Mr. Huang Hua called the Soviet Union the more aggressive and "the most dangerous source of a new world war".
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Huang had been expected to renew Peking's criticisms of the Soviet Union and United States, but the fury of his assault surprised many delegates. He told the session, including the Soviet Ambassador, that the Soviets were sure to be the "chief instigator" of another global conflict. He said confrontation in Europe, turmoil in the Middle East and a gathering storm in Africa area all indication of the growth of factors for war. The Chinese Minister said that in Zaire, the people were now fighting off an invasion engineered by the Soviet Union and Cuba.
Mr. Huang charged that the aims of Soviet strategy were to weaken and squeeze out United States influence in all parts of the world, and ultimately to establish Soviet influence everywhere.
The Foreign Minster said that the Soviet Union, flaunting the label of socialism, was more aggressive and adventurous than the other super-power. He said Moscow was the most dangerous source of a new world war and sure to be its chief instigator. Mr. Huang warned that there were some people in the west today who are cowed by Soviet military threats and are afraid of war. He said they indulge themselves in a false sense of security.
Mr. Huang turned to disarmament, saying that the super-powers preached disarmament, but were actually carrying on arms expansion on a massive scale. He called on the Soviet Union and the Soviet Union to take practical steps towards disarmament. This would include their intention of renouncing the use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances.