Conversation between Nixon and Khrushchev a "hot duel of words"
MOSCOW Richard M. Nixon and Nikita S. Khrushchev clashed Friday in a hot duel of words while gaping Russians j and Americans looked on at ' the United States Exhibition. The Vice "President said the Premier filibustered like a senator. senator. Khrushchev accused Nixon of threatening him. It was the most astounding exchange that reporters in Moscow ever have been able to listen in on. Khrushchev said Russia has rockets and nuclear weapons that "are better than yours." Nixon retorted that the United States has good weap-; weap-; weap-; ons, too. i ! THE TEMPERS exploded on ! such issues as the Geneva con- con- j ference and ultimatums in in-! in-! in-! ternational relations. At times i Khrushchev grew red of face and waggled a finger under Nixons nose. The two spoke back and forth sharply through in- in- terpreters. j At one point early in the J exchange, Krushchev said, "Don't get offended." Nixon turned to his interpreter. interpreter. "Tell him I have been insulted insulted by experts. Everything we say is in good humor. We always speak frankly." j j