• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES AND SOVIET UNION REPRESENTATIVES TODAY (THURSDAY 16TH) MET AT HISTORIC BELVEDERE CASTLE IN VIENNA FOR A FORMAL CEREMONY BEFORE EMBARKING ON NEGOTIATIONS AIMED AT CHECKING THE COSTLY STRATEGIC NUCLEAR ARMS RACE.

  • Description

    1.
    LV BELVEDERE PALACE AND GV INTERIOR
    0.08

    2.
    SV REPORTER
    0.10

    3.
    SV GROUP OF OFFICIALS PAN TO SPEAKER (SMITH..... AMERICAN)
    0.48

    4.
    SV OFFICIALS
    0.51

    5.
    CV SOVIET DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER SEMYONOV (SOF)
    1.35

    6.
    SV MINISTERS SHAKING HANDS
    1.49


    TRANSCRIPT: "THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES DELEGATION ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY WHICH THE PRESIDENT HAS ENTRUSTED TO US. WE RECOGNISE THAT WE ARE ENTERING A MORE CHALLENGING PHASE OF OUR TALKS AS WE BEGIN THE DISCUSSION OF MORE SPECIFIC PROPOSALS. WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT IN SEARCH OF AGREEMENT. WE BOTH HAVE NOTHING TO GAIN FROM FAILURE. WE HAVE, AND THE WHOLE WORLD HAS MUCH TO GAIN FROM SUCCESS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO ITS EARLY ACHIEVEMENT."




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    Background: UNITED STATES AND SOVIET UNION REPRESENTATIVES TODAY (THURSDAY 16TH) MET AT HISTORIC BELVEDERE CASTLE IN VIENNA FOR A FORMAL CEREMONY BEFORE EMBARKING ON NEGOTIATIONS AIMED AT CHECKING THE COSTLY STRATEGIC NUCLEAR ARMS RACE.

    IN BELVEDERE CASTLE'S MARBLE-PILLARED HALL THE AUSTRIAN STATE TREATY ENDING POST-WAR OCCUPATION WAS SIGNED 15 YEARS AGO.

    TODAY THE UNITED STATES AND SOVIET DELEGATES TOASTED EACH OTHER IN CHAMPAGNE BEFORE ADDRESSING THE OFFICIAL GATHERING. CHIEF AMERICAN NEGOTIATOR, MR. GERARD SMITH, IN HIS ADDRESS SAID:-
    MR. VLADIMIR SEMYONOV, CHIEF SOVIET DELEGATE, IN HIS SPEECH STRESSED THE POSSIBILITY THAT EFFECTIVE MEASURES TOWARDS CURBING THE STRATEGIC ARMS RACE WAS LIKELY TO MAKE A SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE STRENGTHENING OF WORLD PEACE. THIS, HE SAID, WOULD BE IN THE INTERESTS OF ALL NATIONS. THE SOVIET UNION WAS UNSWERVINGLY PURSUING A POLICY OF PEACE AND CO-OPERATION AMONG STATES. CONTINUING, MR. SEMYONOV SAID "WE STAND FOR PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE OF STATES IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR SOCIAL SYSTEMS, AS WELL AS FOR STRONGER INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DISARMAMENT."
    THE TWO SIDES ARE EXPECTED TO MEET TWICE WEEKLY FOR THREE MONTHS UNTIL THE SUMMER RECESS, AFTER WHICH THEY WILL RESUME TALKS IN HELSINKI.

    SYNOPSIS: SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE STRATEGIC ARMS LIMITATION TALKS IN VIENNA, CHIEF AMERICAN NEGOTIATOR GERARD SMITH STATED HIS COUNTRY'S HOPES.

    MR. VLADIMIR SEMYONOV, CHIEF SOVIET DELEGATE, IN HIS SPEECH STRESSED THE POSSIBILITY THAT EFFECTIVE MEASURES TOWARDS CURBING THE STRATEGIC ARMS RACE WAS LIKELY TO MAKE A SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE STRENGTHENING OF WORLD PEACE. THIS, HE SAID, WOULD BE IN THE INTERESTS OF ALL NATIONS. THE SOVIET UNION WAS UNSWERVINGLY PURSUING A POLICY OF PEACE AND CO-OPERATION AMONG STATES. CONTINUING, MR. SEMYONOV SAID "WE STAND FOR PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE OF STATES IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR SOCIAL SYSTEMS, AS WELL AS FOR STRONGER INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DISARMAMENT."
    THE SOVIET UNION WAS AWARE, HE CONTINUED, THAT THE AUSTRIAN STATE TREATY SUCCESSFULLY ENDING POST-WAR OCCUPATION HAD BEEN SIGNED IN THIS SAME HALL, AND HOPED IT WAS A GOOD OMEN.

    THE TWO SIDES ARE EXPECTED TO MEET TWICE WEEKLY FOR THREE MONTHS UNTIL THE SUMMER RECESS, AFTER WHICH THEY ARE LIKELY TO RESUME TALKS IN HELSINKI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8AK06WRKYSUA0NVVAY8I1QWJ1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AK06WRKYSUA0NVVAY8I1QWJ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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