• Short Summary

    AN ANGRY PRESIDENT KENNEDY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) DESCRIBED A GBP209 MILLION CUT IN HIS FOREIGN AID PROGRAMME AS "UNPRECEDENTED, UNWARRANTED AND UNWISE." THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING AT AN IMPROMPTU WHITE HOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE TO DENOUNCE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR CUTTING FOREIGN AID AUTHORISATIONS BY A SEVENTH.

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    CU PRESIDENTIAL SEAL
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    2.
    CU PRESIDENT KENNEDY SOF
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2) PRESIDENT KENNEDY: "TODAY, DRASTICALLY CUTTING THE MUTUAL SECURITY AUTHORISATION BILL IS UNPRECEDENTED, UNWARRANTED, AND UNWISE. THIS ACTION CANNOT BE EXPLAINED BY ANY CHANGE IN THE WORLD SITUATION OR BY THE REQUIREMENTS OF OUR NATIONAL SECURITY OR AS AN ECONOMY MEASURE. IT IS SIMPLY SHORT-SIGHTED, IRRESPONSIBLE AND DANGEROUSLY PARTISAN ACTIONS. IF TODAY'S VOTE STANDS, NO DEVELOPMENT LOANS COULD BE MADE IN IRAN, GREECE, THAILAND, OR OTHER COUNTRIES ON THE RIM OF THE COMMUNIST EMPIRE EXCEPT TO FULFIL EXISTING COMMITMENTS. UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS BILL HOPEFUL AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS FOR LATIN AMERICAN WILL BE STALLED AND OUR SHIELD AGAINST COMMUNIST AGGRESSION IN THIS HEMISPHERE WILL BE WEAKENED. IT WILL MEAN THAT THE SOVIET UNION WILL BE GIVING ALMOST AS MUCH ASSISTANCE TO THE SMALL ISLAND OF CUBA AS THE UNITED STATES IS TO THE WHOLE OF LATIN AMERICA. THIS IS NO WAY TO DEFEAT COMMUNISM IN THIS HEMISPHERE."




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    Background: AN ANGRY PRESIDENT KENNEDY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) DESCRIBED A GBP209 MILLION CUT IN HIS FOREIGN AID PROGRAMME AS "UNPRECEDENTED, UNWARRANTED AND UNWISE." THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING AT AN IMPROMPTU WHITE HOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE TO DENOUNCE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR CUTTING FOREIGN AID AUTHORISATIONS BY A SEVENTH.

    MR KENNEDY SAID THAT ALTHOUGH AID BILLS HAD BEEN CUT BEFORE, THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1945 THAT THE LEADERSHIP OF ONE PARTY HAD LED THE ATTACK.REPUBLICANS VOTED ALMOST SOLIDLY FOR THE CUT BUT THE PRESIDENT MADE NO MENTION OF THE 66 DEMOCRATS WHO JOINED THE OPPOSITION FORCES AND MADE THE DEFEAT POSSIBLE.

    THERE ARE REPORTS THAT SOME OF THE MONEY WILL BE RESTORED WHEN THE BILL REACHES THE SENATE BUT IN THE MEANTIME PRESIDENT KENNEDY IS ANNOYED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA949MJGTV3SGSH0CD4IJYI8Y5Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA949MJGTV3SGSH0CD4IJYI8Y5Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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