President John F. Kennedy addresses the nation about the missiles in Cuba from his office in the White House, Washington DC.
United States USA Date:1962, October 22 Duration:18 min 42 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President John F. Kennedy addresses the nation during Cuban Missile Crisis. Exterior of the White House. President Kennedy in his office. He speaks about the series of offensive missiles found in Cuba and the range of these missiles. He names the cities that could be covered by medium range missiles and intermediate range missiles and thus are a danger to the western hemisphere. He also talks about Jet bombers capable of nuclear bombing. He refers to the constitution and the charter of the United States. He also discusses his talk with Soviet officials and their refusal to remove the weapons. President Kennedy condemns the nuclear weapons and expresses his concern about the Communist buildup in Cuba as it is dangerous to the United States. He talks about Americans policy to be patient and restrained. He warns that any nuclear attack from Cuba would be regarded as Soviet attack. He talks about an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council for withdrawal of all offensive arms from Cuba under supervision of the United Nations. Kennedy addresses Cuban people and says that they had been betrayed by their leaders. He asks all citizens to be patient
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