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September 21st, 1965

On this day in 1965, President Johnson wrote a message to the Ninth General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The United States Government is pledged to do all in its power to assure the success of the Agency's system. I urge every member state to give its support to the Agency system in principle and in practice.

There must be no resting. The work which you have been doing must be carried on with increasing effort and support. There is no standing still in your twofold task of keeping the peaceful atom peaceful and directing its enormous energy toward productive uses.

I take this opportunity to renew my country’s pledge to assist the International Atomic Energy Agency in the full pursuit of those benefits which the peaceful atom can bestow.