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News Report on the Easing of the Cuban Missile Crisis


The curtain goes up at the United Nations on what the world hopes is the final act in the drama that was the Cuban crisis.

The Soviet Union is represented by Khrushchev’s special envoy, Russia’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily Kuznetsov.

He is here to confer with U Thant, before the Acting Secretary-General left for Cuba to arrange the dismantling of Soviet missile bases.

U Thant met separately with both Russian and United States representatives to iron out some preliminary details before his conferences with [Fidel] Castro.

It is planned that observers from nations not allied with either side will supervise the removal of the sites.

Then, it is hoped that the final curtain will fall.

From the original release sheet:

CRISIS EASES: WARY U.S. AWAITS MISSLE REMOVAL: The curtain goes up at the United Nations on what the world hopes is the final act in the drama that was the Cuban crisis. U Thant confers with the U. S. and Soviet representatives before flying to Cuba to arrange for the dismantling of the Russian missile bases. Then, it is hoped, the final curtain will fall.

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