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Gromyko Warns U.S. on Cuba

Sept. 21, 1962 - The Soviet Union sounded a new warning today that an attack on Cuba by the U.S. would mean war. The warning, by Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, was made in a tough foreign policy statement that brought an immediate reply from Adlai E. Stevenson (pictured), U.S delegate to the U.N. “The threat to peace in Cuba comes not from the United States, but from the Soviet Union,” Mr. Stevenson told the General Assembly. He said that if Moscow genuinely wanted peace in the Caribbean, it should stop the “stuffing of Cuba” with rockets, military aircraft, and other arms. Mr. Stevenson repeated President Kennedy’s statement last week that the U.S. would not commit aggression, but that it would take all necessary steps to bar Cuba from subverting any part of this hemisphere.


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