President John F. Kennedy address from White House about U.S. action against Cuba and addresses Cuban people also.
Washington DC USA Date:1962, October 22 Duration:9 min 58 sec Sound:Yes
President John F. Kennedy addresses people of United States about recent events in Cuba from White House (during Cuban Missile Crisis). President repeats commitment of peace. He warns further action of Cubans towards collection of nuclear weapons. He gives reference of constitution and briefs seven steps he has instructed. First to halt any offensive shipment and cargo carrying weapons to Cuba. He states that they wont stop any essential goods carrier as Soviets did in 1948. He talked to foreign minister of Organization of American States(OAS) and instructed arm forces to stay prepared. Second he warns any launch by USSR to U.S. Then he tells about meeting with organization of Consultation regarding regional security arrangements. He refers about meeting with security council. He states Soviet Threat to world. President invites cChairman Khrushchev to mediate between Cuba and UN on this matter. He restates no wish to war but difficulty in living in atmosphere of timidness. President Kennedy addresses Cuban people who would be listening this telecast by special radio telecast. He states we respect justice and peace for all. He expresses sorrow for Cuban people. He pronounces Cuban leaders puppets of international conspiracy. He then asks U.S. citizen to be prepared for paying cost of freedom as sacrifice and patience. He states doing nothing to be greatest hazard. He restates U.S. commitment to never choose the way of surrender and work for freedom with peace.
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