• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON MADE A NATIONWIDE TELEVISION BROADCAST TODAY (FRIDAY) ON THE PUEBLO CRISIS. SPEAKING FROM?

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    EXTRACT FROM BROADCAST.



    TRANSCRIPT: JOHNSON: "THIS WEEK THE NORTH KOREANS COMMITTED YET ANOTHER WANTON AND AGGRESSIVE ACT BY SEIZING AN AMERICAN SHIP AND ITS CREW IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS. CLEARLY THIS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. WE ARE DOING TWO THINGS. FIRST: WE ARE VERY SHORTLY - TODAY - TAKING THE QUESTION BEFORE THE SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS. THE BEST RESULT WOULD BE FOR THE WHOLE WORLD COMMUNITY TO PERSUADE NORTH KOREA TO RETURN OUR SHIP AND OUR MEN AND TO STOP THE DANGEROUS FORCE OF AGGRESSION AGAINST SOUTH KOREA. WE HAVE BEEN MAKING OTHER DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS AS WELL. WE SHALL CONTINUE TO USE EVERY MEANS AVAILABLE TO FIND A PROMPT AND A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM. SECOND: WE HAVE TAKEN AND WE ARE TAKING CERTAIN PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR MILITARY FORCES ARE PREPARED FOR ANY CONTINGENCY THAT MIGHT ARISE IN THIS AREA. THESE ACTIONS DO NOT INVOLVE, IN ANY WAY, A REDUCTION OF OUR FORCES IN VIETNAM. I HOPE THAT THE NORTH KOREANS WILL RECOGNISE THE GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION WHICH THEY HAVE CREATED I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL EXHIBIT IN THIS CRISIS, AS THEY HAVE IN OTHER CRISIS, DETERMINATION AND UNITY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH."




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    Background: PRESIDENT JOHNSON MADE A NATIONWIDE TELEVISION BROADCAST TODAY (FRIDAY) ON THE PUEBLO CRISIS. SPEAKING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD CONTINUE TO USE EVERY MEANS AVAILABLE TO SETTLE THE CRISIS PEACEFULLY, BUT WAS READYING ITS ARMED FORCES TO COPE WITH ANY CONTINGENCY.

    HE WENT ON ALL THREE NATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORKS AT SHORT NOTICE TO SAY THAT THE "WANTON AND AGGRESSIVE ACT" BY NORTH KOREA IN SEIZING THE INTELLIGENCE SHIP PUEBLO WITH ITS CREW OF 83 ON TUESDAY "CLEARLY CANNOT BE ACCEPTED."
    THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT - HIS FIRST ON THE INCIDENT - LASTED ONLY SIX AND A HALF MINUTES. HERE IS AN EXTRACT:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8PA7F2GFPFRR7C0EI58S5STPL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PA7F2GFPFRR7C0EI58S5STPL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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