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    AN AUDIENCE OF 420 JOURNALISTS AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S NEWS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, JANUARY 31, INCLUDED MR.

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    SCU (2 SHOTS) ADZHUBEI AND WIFE ENTER AND SIT DOWN
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    2.
    GTV MEMBERS OF THE PRESS
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    3.
    CU MEMBERS OF THE PRESS. - KENNEDY'S (S.O.F. STARTS: ".....WE HAVE THEM HERE TO OBSERVE.......") SCENE CHANGES TO SCU KENNEDY SPEAKING. (S.O.F: ENDS: ".....TO ACHIEVE PROGRESS WITH FREEDOM").
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    4.
    LV MEMBER OF THE PRESS ASKS QUESTION. (SOF: "YOUR HOSPITALITY TO MR ADZHUBEI..." ENDS: "....SUCH AS BERLIN?")
    1.34

    5.
    CU KENNEDY. (SOF STARTS: "WELL, OF COURSE, WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A SETTLEMENT" ENDS: "...DANGERS TO THE WORLD WILL LESSEN.")
    2.17


    "WE HAVE THEM HERE TO OBSERVE AN ANCIENT AMERICAN CUSTOM. SECONDLY, I WANT TO EXPRESS MY SATISFACTION, AND I BELIEVE THAT OF ALL AMERICANS, AT THE ACTION TAKEN BY THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES AT THE PUNTE DEL ESTE CONFERENCE. SIX RESOLUTIONS REPRESENTING A SIX-POINT PROGRAMME WERE PASSED BY THE CONFERENCE EARLY THIS MORNING. NOT A SINGLE NATION JOINED CUBA IN VOTING AGAINST THESE RESOLUTIONS. TWENTY OTHER NATIONS AT THIS CONFERENCE JOINED IN A VIGOROUS DECLARATION AGAINST CUMMUNIST PENETRATION OF THIS HEMISPHERE, IN FULL SUPPORT OF THE ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS, AND WHICH EXPELLED CUBA FROM THE INTER-AMERICAN DEFENCE BOARD. FOR THE FIRST TIME, INDEPENDENT AMERICAN STATES HAVE DECLARED WITH ONE VOICE THAT THE CONCEPT OF MARXISM-LENINISM IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE INTER-AMERICAN SYSTEM, AND THEY HAVE TAKEN EXPLICIT STEPS TO PROTECT THE HEMISPHERE'S ABILITY TO ACHIEVE PROGRESS WITH FREEDOM".



    THE FIRST QUESTION TO BE PUT TO THE PRESIDENT CONCERNED EXCHANGES BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION:



    "YOUR HOSPITALITY TO MR. ADZHUBEI; MR. SALINGER'S CONFERENCE IN PARIS WITH MR. KHARLAMOV; MR. SALINGER'S FORTHCOMING VISIT TO MOSCOW. DO THESE EVIDENCES EQUATE IN ANY WAY WITH AN INCREASE OR AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE PROSPECTS FOR SETTLEMENT OF SUCH BASIC ISSUES SUCH AS BERLIN?"



    PRESIDENT KENNEDY REPLIED (SOF):



    "WELL, OF COURSE, WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A SETTLEMENT OF THE BASIC ISSUES WHICH HAVE DIVIDED THE SOVIET UNION AND THE UNITED STATES. THE MEETINGS TOOK PLACE BETWEEN MR. ADZHUBEI AND MR. SALINGER, AND OUT OF THOSE MEETINGS CAME AN INTERVIEW WHICH I THINK WAS VERY USEFUL IN HELPING US TO EXPRESS THE VIEWPOINT OF THE UNITED CONVERSATIONS IN PARIS LAST WEEKEND WERE DIRECTED TO THE SAME QUESTION. MR. SALINGER'S VISIT IN RESPONSE TO AN INVITATION HE RECEIVED WAS ALSO DIRECTED TO IMPROVING COMMUNICATIONS. WE HOPE THAT, AS COMMUNICATIONS IMPROVE, THE PROBLEMS WHICH CAUSE TENSION AND DANGER TO THE WORLD WILL LESSEN."




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    Background: AN AUDIENCE OF 420 JOURNALISTS AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S NEWS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, JANUARY 31, INCLUDED MR.ALEXEI ADZHUBEI, THE EDITOR OF "IZVESTIA", THE SOVIET NEWSPAPER, WITH WHOM THE PRESIDENT HAD CONFERRED AT SOME LENGTH THE PREVIOUS DAY.MR.ADZHUBEI, SON-IN-LAW OF SOVIET PRIME MINISTER KHRUSHCHEV, WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, MRS.RADA ADZHUBEI.

    IN HIS OPENING STATEMENT, PRESIDENT KENNEDY WELCOMED HIS RUSSIAN GUESTS AND IMMEDIATELY WENT ON TO COMMENT ON DECISIONS REGARDING CUBA, TAKEN BY THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES AT THEIR CONFERENCE IN PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY.

    THE PRESIDENT ALSO GAVE A BROAD HINT THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD RESUME NUCLEAR TESTING IN THE ATMOSPHERE.HE SAID THE FAILURE TO REACH AGREEMENT AT GENEVA ON A NUCLEAR TEST BAN "DOES INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF VARIOUS COUNTRIES TESTING." THIS WAS WHY HE HAD BEEN SO ANXIOUS TO GET AN AGREEMENT AND WHY THE FAILURE TO REACH IT HAD BEEN THE GREATEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAR350KCDRFRV8JZ8OAADVEPWW
    Media URN:
    VLVAR350KCDRFRV8JZ8OAADVEPWW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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