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U.S. to Soviets: Get Missiles Out of Cuba

Oct. 25, 1962 - The U.S. held firm today to its demand that the Soviet missile threat in Cuba be dispelled before there is any respite for East-West negotiations. A White House official said it was “self-evident” that as long as Soviet ships continued to sail toward Cuba with unknown cargoes, the blockade by U.S. naval forces would continue. White House and intelligence sources agreed today that work on the Soviet bases was continuing. For that reason alone, it was said, the idea of easing the pressure on Cuba at this time was unthinkable.


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