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Reel Number: 250164-02
Year / Date: 1980s,1987
Location: DC,Washington,White House
TC Begins: 16:02:04
TC Ends: 16:15:16
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1987 - Color, President Reagan: Remarks on Signing Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. 08Dec87 16:02:47 SOF Press standing as President & Gorbachev announced, waiting. President Reagan enters w/ Mikhail Gorbachev. Reagan takes notes out to read, waiting for applause. Guests seated, translator brings Gorbachev paper. Reagan: “Thank you, thank you all very much. Welcome to the White House. This ceremony & the treaty we are signing today are both excellent examples of the rewards of patience. Russian translation. 16:04:15 Reagan: “It was over six years ago, November 18, 1981, that I first proposed what would be come to be called the Zero Option. It was a simple proposal, one might say: disarmingly simple.” (laughter) Russian translation. 16:04:51 Reagan: “Unlike treaties in the past it didn’t simply codified the status quo or a new arms build up, it didn’t simply talk of controling an arms race; for the first time in history the language of arms control was replaced by arms reduction. In this case the complete elimination of an entire class of U.S. & Soviet missiles. Russian translation. 16:05:49 Reagan: “Of course this required a dramatic shift in thinking & it took conventional wisdom some time to catch (edit). 16:05:59 Reagan: “But the importance of this treaty transcends numbers. We have listened to the wisdom in an old Russian maxim; and I’m sure you’re familiar with it Mr. General Secretary, though my pronunciation may give you difficulty. The maxim is: Dovorey no provorey -- trust, but verify.” Russian translator: “You repeat that at every meeting.” Reagan: “I like it!” Translator gives Russian. (Edit). 16:07:10 Gorbachev to lectern w/ applause. In Russian. 16:07:24 Translator: Mr. President, Ladies & Gentlemen, Comrades. (Russian) 16:07:49 Translator: Succeeding generations will hand down their verdict on the importance of the event which we are about to witness, but I will venture to say that what we are going to do, the signing the first ever agreement eliminating nuclear weapons has a universal significance for mankind both from the standpoint of world politics & from the standpoint of Humanism. 16:08:17 Gorbachev in Russian. 16:09:00 Edit. Gorbachev continues in Russian. 16:09:20 Translator: May December 8, 1987 become a date that will be inscribed in the history books, a date that will mark the watershed separating the era of a mounting risk of nuclear war from the era of a demilitarization of human life. (applause & handshakes as they go to the table & sit down. Books are opened & signed. Applause. Side comments in Russian by Gorbachev. Handshakes & applause. Diplomatic Ceremony; Cold War Ending; Safety; Negotiation Results; Russian translation by Peterr Afaqnasenko NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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