East-West Negotiations

Archive Report

Parley of Western Powers and Soviets

Silence at the White House following President Kennedy's two-hour talk with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, late in the afternoon of October 6, indicated that East-West negotiations on Berlin and other crisis-laden questions may still be some distance away. The White House meeting was a follow-up to preliminary soundings taken in the course of three long conversations in New York between Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Gromyko. The purpose, on the part of the United States, was to probe for bases of agreement with the Communists not only on Germany but also on Southeast Asia, disarmament and other matters.

While the talks to date have been described as useful and interesting, they have reportedly produced no change in ...

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