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Missile Crisis Meeting Activities Described
Havana Tele Rebelde and Cuba Vision Networks
Report Type:         Daily Report             AFS Number:     FL0901025992
Report Number:       FBIS-LAT-92-006          Report Date:    09 Jan 92
Report Series:       Daily Report             Start Page:     3
Report Division:     CARIBBEAN                End Page:       3
Report Subdivision:  Cuba                     AG File Flag:   
Classification:      UNCLASSIFIED             Language:       Spanish
Document Date:       09 Jan 92
Report Volume:       Thursday Vol VI No 006


City/Source of Document:   Havana Tele Rebelde and Cuba Vision Networks

Report Name:   Latin America

Headline:   Missile Crisis Meeting Activities Described

Source Line:   FL0901025992 Havana Tele Rebelde and Cuba Vision Networks in
Spanish 0100 GMT 9 Jan 92

1.  [Text] Today, the participants of the 1962 October Missile Crisis
conference which will begin in Havana on 9 January, visited the monument that
commemorates this event as the first activity of the meeting. The monument,
which is located near the Morro-Cabanas complex, contains the fuselage of a
Soviet intermediate-range nuclear missile.

2.  The U.S. Administration of that time used as an excuse the deployment to
Cuba of this kind of weaponry to ignite the crisis. The Soviet Union and Cuba
adopted this decision when it became evident that Washington was preparing a
direct attack against the island after the failed mercenary invasion of the Bay
of Pigs, a year earlier.

3.  General Sergio del Valle, representing Cuba; William Smith representing the
United States; and Mikhail Titov representing the former Soviet Union; spoke at
the site of the monument. This third tripartite conference has the same
academic and private character as the conferences previously held in Moscow and
Antigua. The conference will run through 12 January at the Palace of