TELEGRAM FROM USSR FOREIGN MINSTER A. GROMYKO TO UNIDENTIFIED RECIPIENTCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationThe U.S. allows Soviet ships to arrive at Cuba for the hastening of the removal process."Telegram from USSR Foreign Minster A. Gromyko to unidentified recipient" November 02, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVP RF; copy obtained by NHK, provided to CWIHP, and on file at National Security Archive, Washington, D.C.; translation by John Henriksen http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110424
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2 November 1962
The head of the American delegation at the negotiations in New York, McCloy, has informed Comrade Kuznetsov on 31 October that Washington has decided that until the Red Cross has begun its monitoring of the vessels bound for Cuba, it would not carry out inspections on these vessels, but to apply to them the same procedure that was applied to the tanker "Bucharest." During this time the "quarantine" will be officially continued.
As is well known, the tanker "Bucharest" passed through a region under American "quarantine" without hindrance. Six Soviet vessels now on the open sea beyond the announced limits of the "quarantine" have received orders to proceed into the Cuban ports, and at present they are now on their way toward Cuba.