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John F. Kennedy, Signed Official Press Release Speech to UN, September 25, 1961

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John F. Kennedy, Signed Official Press Release Speech to UN, September 25, 1961:

John F. Kennedy President of the United States

Official Press Release of speech as actually delivered to the United Nations, September 25, 1961.

Signed by President Kennedy on the first page.

Highlights of speech: Dag Hammarskjold is dead...the problem is the life of this organization...Mankind must put an end to war - or war will put an end to mankind...disarmament without checks is but a shadow - and a community without law is but a shell...whether the "foul winds of war" can be tamed in time...our dedication to the Charter must be maintained...Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable...this is no longer a Soviet problem or an American problem...not an arms race but a peace race...general and complete disarmament must no longer be a slogan...that disarmament negotiations resume promptly...a treaty assuring the end of nuclear tests of all kinds...and the pleas of mankind for peace have met with disregard...my country was left with no alternative but to act in the interests of its own and the Free World's security...our new Disarmament Program...To destroy arms, however, is not enough...peaceful settlement of disputes...primarily a problem of politics and people...man's new domain: outer space...global system of communications satellites linking the whole world...My country favors a world of free and equal states...problems of traditional colonialism...two threats to the peace...smoldering coals of war in Southeast Asia...South over Germany and Berlin...we are committed to no rigid formula...peaceful agreement is possible...Terror is not a new weapon...let no man of peace and freedom despair...

9 single side pages, the size is14"x 8.5", excellent condition. Speech took 43 minutes. See video at

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