• Short Summary

    AFTER A SESSION LASTING TWO-AND-THREE-QUARTER HOURS JAN 29, RUSSIAN, AMERICAN, AND BRITISH DELEGATES WALKED OUT OF A CONFERENCE ROOM IN THE UNITED NATIONS BUILDING IN GENEVA, AND WAITING NEWSMEN WERE TOLD THAT THE THREE-POWER TALKS ON THE DISCONTINUANCE OF NUCLEAR WEAPON TESTS HAD COLLAPSED.

  • Description

    1.
    SCU.PAN DOWN..SIGN "SALLE VIII" PAN DOWN TO PRESSMEN OUTSIDE DOOR.
    0.05

    2.
    REAR V..PRESSMEN.
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    3.
    REAR V..MR. STELLE AND PARTY ENTER ROOM.
    0.16

    4.
    SCU.SIR MICHAEL WRIGHT LEADS HIS DELEGATION INTO ROOM.
    0.22

    5.
    SV.PAN.MR.TSARAPKIN (NEAREST CAMERA) ENTERS.
    0.33

    6.
    CU.CLOCK AT 1 MINUTE PAST THREE O/C.
    0.86

    7.
    SV.PAN ROUND.. PRESSMEN.
    0.42

    8.
    SV.PAN.MR. TSARAPKIN LEAVES ROOM AND IS SURROUNDED BY PRES PRESSMEN.
    0.51

    9.
    SV.STELLE LEAVES.
    0.56

    10.
    REAR V.WRIGHT LEAVES.
    1.02

    11.
    SCU.PAN.MR. TSARAPKIN LEAVES BUILDING WITH DELEGATION
    1.15



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    Background: AFTER A SESSION LASTING TWO-AND-THREE-QUARTER HOURS JAN 29, RUSSIAN, AMERICAN, AND BRITISH DELEGATES WALKED OUT OF A CONFERENCE ROOM IN THE UNITED NATIONS BUILDING IN GENEVA, AND WAITING NEWSMEN WERE TOLD THAT THE THREE-POWER TALKS ON THE DISCONTINUANCE OF NUCLEAR WEAPON TESTS HAD COLLAPSED.

    MR. TSARAPKIN, THE SOVIET DELEGATE, WAS THE FIRST TO LEAVE. HE CLAIMED THE WESTERN POWERS HAD WRECKED THE CONFERENCE - THIS WAS THE 353RD SITTING SINCE ITS OCT 1958 INCEPTION - BECAUSE "THEY HAD FAILED TO GET ESPIONAGE FACILITIES" UNDER THE GUISE OF INTERNATIONAL CONTROL. "IT IS ALL OVER. I AM GOING BACK TO MOSCOW" HE SAID. RUSSIA LAST WEEK REFUSED A WESTERN PROPOSAL TO ADJOURN THE TALKS PENDING DISCUSSION OF THE TEST BAN QUESTION AT THE 18-NATION DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE DUE TO BEGIN IN GENEVA IN MARCH. EARLIER, THE SOVIET UNION HAD HERSELF PROPOSED THIS WAY CUT.

    MR. CHARLES STELLE, THE AMERICAN DELEGATE, HAD PROPOSED AN IMMEDIATE RECESS UNTIL A COMMON BASIS OF NEGOTIATIONS COULD BE RE-ESTABLISHED, EITHER AT THE 18-NATION DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE OR THROUGH NORMAL DIPLOMATIC CHANNELS. MR. TSARAPKIN REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSAL FOR ADJOURNMENT, AND THE MEETING BROKE UP WITHOUT AGREEMENT EVEN ON THE ISSUE OF A FORMAL STATEMENT.

    SIR MICHAEL WRIGHT, THE BRITISH DELEGATE, WHO PRESIDED AT THIS MEETING, SAID HIS GOVERNMENT'S FIRST PREFERENCE WAS THAT REAL NEGOTIATIONS SHOULD BE RESUMED ON PRINCIPLES SET OUT BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS FOR A TREATY PROVIDING FOR IMPARTIAL INTERNATIONAL CONTROL. THE CONCLUSION OF A TEST BAN TREATY SHOULD BE GIVEN THE HIGHEST PRIORITY, HE SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADZPY4HPF3K7OJMU1LZ80OLYS1
    Media URN:
    VLVADZPY4HPF3K7OJMU1LZ80OLYS1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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