Photographic evidenceCastro and  U ThantKennedy and Stevenson
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25 October. Tempers were running high at the Security Council
meeting. There was a violent confrontation between the US and
Soviet Ambassadors.

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When Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), who represented the US (1961-1965), challenged the Soviet Ambassador with photographic proof of the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba, Valerian Zorin (1902-1986) was adamant that the documents were faked. Unable to break the deadlock, the Council adjourned sine die. UN Secretary General U Thant, in an attempt at direct mediation, flew to Havana on 30 October and tried, in vain, to persuade Castro to let in UN inspectors.

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