Senate Speech June 23, 1965

June 23, 1965


Washington, D.C.

China is profoundly suspicious of and hostile to us—as we are highly and rightly suspicious of her. But China is there. China will have nuclear weapons. And without her participation it will be infinitely more difficult, perhaps impossible in the long run, to prevent nuclear proliferation. At an appropriate time and manner, therefore, we should vigorously pursue negotiations on this subject with China.