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Highlights From President Kennedy's Press Conference

Mar. 21, 1962 - Following are some of the highlights of President Kennedy’s press conference: Space — The President said he was “gratified” at the interest expressed by Premier Khrushchev in space cooperation.

Cuba — The President said the U.S. would defend itself if it were attacked anywhere, but that he had no information about a threat to the naval base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Geneva — He said that the disarmament talks should continue, but he noted a “basic difference” between the U.S. demand for on-site inspections and the Soviet Union’s refusal to permit them.

United Nations — Mr. Kennedy said he had no disagreement with Senator Jackson, who had questioned whether the U.S. relied too much upon the U.N.


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