The thirteen days marking the most dangerous period of the Cuban missile crisis end. Radio Moscow announces that the Soviet Union has accepted the proposed solution and releases the text of a Khrushchev letter affirming that the missiles will be removed in exchange for a non-invasion pledge from the United States.

State Department translation of Premier Khrushchev's communique to President Kennedy, accepting an end to the missile crisis

After reviewing Khrushchev's statement, the ExComm decides to proceed optimistically yet with caution.

State Department Telegram conveying President Kennedy's reply to the Radio Moscow announcement

  • President Kennedy's public statement effectively ends the thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis.