• Short Summary

    DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT AUDITORIUM IN WASHINGTON, MAY 9, PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS ASKED WHETHER REPORTS THAT WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR ADENAUER WAS DISPLEASED WITH RECENT AMERICAN POLICY ON BERLIN WERE TRUE, AND WHETHER THE CHANCELLOR HAD REASON TO BE DISSATISFIED WITH THAT POLICY:-
    HE WENT ON TO DESCRIBE AS "FANTASY" REPORTS FROM WEST GERMANY THAT THE ALLIES HAD AGREED TO BASIC CHANGES IN THE PROPOSAL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ACCESS AUTHORITY, AS WERE OTHER REPORTS THAT WEST GERMANY HAD PREVAILED UPON THE NATO FOREIGN MINISTERS AT THE ATHENS MINISTERIAL MEETING TO REAPPRAISE THE WESTERN POSITION.

  • Description


    (PLAY DOWN SOF UNTIL PRESIDENT'S REPLY ON SHOT 5)


    1.
    CU PRESIDENT'S SEAL DISSOLVE TO G/V OF PRESS ROOM
    0.11

    2.
    LV KENNEDY ENTERS AND WALKS TO ROSTRUM
    0.16

    3.
    CU KENNEDY SOF "GOOD AFTERNOON"..
    0.17

    4.
    SCU MEMBER OF PRESS QUESTION: "SOME CRITICAL....." SOF ENDS"... CHANGE OF SIGNALS......."
    0.36

    5.
    CU KENNEDY ANSWERS SOF STARTS "NO, I DON'T THINK..." SOF ENDS....THESE TALKS ARE GOING TO CONTINUE."
    2.01


    TRANSCRIPT: Q:-".... THINGS HAVE BEEN CRITICAL IN RECENT DAYS OVER ...... PROPOSALS FOR A THIRTEEN-NATION ACCESS CONTROL.



    A:-"NO, I DON'T THINK - AT LEAST, FROM WHAT I CAN GATHER, IT'S NOT EASY. I DON'T THINK THAT WOULD BE A CORRECT INTERPRETATION OF THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT'S POSITION AT THIS TIME. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEY ARE INTERESTED AND THEY SUPPORT OUR EXPLORATORY TALKS ON THE ACCESS AUTHORITY. LET US PRESUME THAT THE MAKE-UP OF THE ACCESS AUTHORITY, WHICH HAS BEEN GOING ON - SINCE THIS MATTER WAS BROUGHT OUT INTO THE PUBLIC SOME WEEKS AGO BEFORE THE ATHENS (NATO) MEETING - WHICH HAS BEEN A SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS. I PLACE THAT IN ONE CATEGORY. THE ACCESS AUTHORITY ITSELF WHICH HAS BEEN BEFORE US REALLY AS A SUGGESTION FOR MANY MONTHS IS NOT IN CONTROVERSY, AS IS THE ORGANISATION OF THE ACCESS AUTHORITY; THE RELATIVE POWER AND POSITION OF THE VARIOUS MEMBERS OF WHICH IT HAS BEEN A SUBJECT OF EXCHANGES, WHICH IS QUITE NATURAL. AND IT'S NOT FOR THE UNITED STATES TO ATTEMPT TO CARRY ON THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH SEVERAL POWERS, AND ALL OF THEM HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS HOW IT OUGHT TO BE DONE, AND HAVE TO ATTEMPT TO CO-ORDINATE IT AND AT THE SAME TIME PRESENT A CONDITION WHICH HAS SOME HOPE OF WORKING OUT IN A PEACEFUL WAY. SHALL I PUT THAT AT ONE END? NOW, THE TALKS THEMSELVES, WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANY STATEMENT FROM THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT, CHANCELLOR ADENAUER, THAT THE PEACE TALKS SHOULD NOT CONTINUE. THESE TALKS ARE GOING TO CONTINUE."




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    Background: DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT AUDITORIUM IN WASHINGTON, MAY 9, PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS ASKED WHETHER REPORTS THAT WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR ADENAUER WAS DISPLEASED WITH RECENT AMERICAN POLICY ON BERLIN WERE TRUE, AND WHETHER THE CHANCELLOR HAD REASON TO BE DISSATISFIED WITH THAT POLICY:-
    HE WENT ON TO DESCRIBE AS "FANTASY" REPORTS FROM WEST GERMANY THAT THE ALLIES HAD AGREED TO BASIC CHANGES IN THE PROPOSAL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ACCESS AUTHORITY, AS WERE OTHER REPORTS THAT WEST GERMANY HAD PREVAILED UPON THE NATO FOREIGN MINISTERS AT THE ATHENS MINISTERIAL MEETING TO REAPPRAISE THE WESTERN POSITION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TYY74XPA6ZA44QWP4I6I5OTK
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TYY74XPA6ZA44QWP4I6I5OTK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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