viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2015

November 20: Today is the anniversary of the end of the most dangerous crisis faced by mankind and animals: the missile crisis in Cuba began on October 14, 1962.

Newspaper headline Cuban Missile Crisis ends.

The Soviet Union withdrew its missiles from Cuba in exchange for ending the US military quarantine of the Caribbean and respect Cuban territorial sovereignty.

Front page of The Washington Post, 29 October 1962, announcing the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Following withdrawal of Russian missiles in Cuba, at 6:45 pm on November 20, 1962, the crisis ended formally. The Soviet Union demanded the US to withdraw missiles in Turkey which were aiming to Moscow.

Both powers decided to create the "red phone" in order to expedite the talks between both sides during any possible crisis in the coming future.