Cuban Missle Crisis
Editorial Note


At 9 a.m. on October 23, 1962, Secretary of State Rusk addressed a Special Meeting of the Council of the Organization of American States. After reviewing the steps that had brought the situation to a head, Rusk asked the Council to take all measures necessary to remove the threat to hemispheric security. For text of his address, see Department of State Bulletin, November 12, 1962, pages 720-722. The Council continued its deliberations until 5 p.m., when it passed, with one abstention, a resolution along the lines called for by Rusk. For its text, see American Foreign Policy, Current Documents, 1962, pages 408-410.

At 4 p.m. Ambassador Stevenson delivered his opening statement to the specially convened meeting of the United Nations Security Council calling the installation of the missiles in Cuba a profound challenge to the peace. For text of his statement and the following ones by the Cuban and Soviet representatives, see U.N. doc. S/PV. 1022.

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