CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 22, 1968
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(Studio) At UN, United States and 6 others introduced Security Council resolution to condemn USSR and demand its withdrawal from Czechoslovakia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) West ntns. afraid puppet government being contrived to throw invasion issue into confusion. USSR and Hungary working for recess. [US Ambassador George BALL - says assistance USSR giving to Czechs is same kind Cain gave to Abel. World cry is "stop your aggression". Tells USSR Ambassador that USSR must feel shame to be point of assault. Men of Kremlin must feel such fright as to risk disgust of whole world because they saw 1 of client states imperiled by freedom. Reads list of Soviet-named "imperialists" who deplore action. [USSR Ambassador Yacov MALIK - asks Ball and British Ambassador Lord Caradon what socialist Czech they are defending. Ridiculous, repulsive and preposterous that representatives of monopoly capital defend socialism and capitalism. Socialist cntrys. proclaim that imperialists shouldn't stick their noses in or they might lose their nose. Czechoslovakia and other socialist cntrys. relations will be decided by socialist peoples.] [Britain Ambassador Lord CARADON - asks if USSR so indifferent to hopes and desires of mankind. Are they blind to consequences for their own people? Council should pass resolution. Invasion should be condemned quickly.] West ntns. want quick decision with big major Senegal joined them. India, Pakistan and Ethiopia wanted to. Resolution sponsors to force vote.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet