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The Soviet Union introduced the missiles in the Cuban territory after the June 1961 meeting in Vienna between the president of The US John Kennedy and the Premier of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev. The latter thought the deployment of nuclear missiles and nuclear- capacity bombers would not provoke any reaction on the part of the American. But this was not the case; the world was on the brink of a nuclear world war III and on the verge of extinction.

By mid-1962, the Soviets had introduced an armada of missiles. The armaments detected by aerial flights of the United States army on October 22, the US president denounced this action and asked publicly its withdrawal. Furthermore, Fidel Castro did not care about the eradication of Cuba as long as in the same run the US was to be destroyed too. During this period, no boat was allowed to going the Cuban waters and ports as it was put in quarantine.

During fourteen days, talks were carried between the superpowers for the removal of the missiles on the Cuban soil. It was the most hectic days lived the nations in the Caribbean and nearby countries. The continuous correspondence between the United Nations and ‘hot line’ between the USSR and the US determined the issues of the crisis. In this lapse of time, a reconnaissance plane was shot down in the Cuban waters. The soviet commander responsible of the releasing of the missiles was close to the bombing of the missiles and a holocaust.

After discussions which did not include the Cubans, the soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles and the bombers from the Cuba and in return pledged the US not to invade Cuba and to remove their missiles from Turkey.
According to the soviets, the removal of the nuclear weapons was to be done under the supervision of the UN. However, as Fidel Castro, excluded from such important talks, did not allow UN envoys to oversee the removal of the missiles.

Afterwards, the reconnaissance flights above Cuba confirmed the removal of missiles and bombers. The missile crisis was solved in the early days of November.
The US government never admitted public their plans to invade Cuba. But due to the economic aid and support in other spheres, the Soviet Union remained a close ally to Cuba until its collapse in the year 1992.

UN: the United Nations
US: The United States





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