223. Editorial Note

On November 25, 1961, Aleksei Adzhubei, editor of Izvestiia, interviewed President Kennedy. About half of the interview concerned Berlin, with the President reiterating the U.S. position that Allied rights of access to the city were the basic consideration for the United States. For the transcript of the interview, which was published in Izvestiia on November 28, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy , 1961, pages 741-752.