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|Telegram from Senator John F. Kennedy|
|September 5, 1960|
Following is the text of a telegram Senator John F. Kennedy transmitted to the Honorable Christian Herter, Secretary of State, September 5, 1960:
As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I am concerned about reports that the NATO base in Athens has been fueling Russian planes en route to the Congo which have been used for purposes hostile to the efforts of the United Nations.I am extremely concerned as I know you are about expanding Communist influence in the Congo. I regard the Congo as a Russian test for the United Nations and I feel the U.N. should be given every possible means of support and that Russian intervention should be discouraged.
I would appreciate your forwarding a response to me tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Wash.
JOHN F. KENNEDY
|Citation: John F. Kennedy: "Telegram from Senator John F. Kennedy", September 5, 1960. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=60412.|
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