"It said Khrushchev wanted to take over the Belgian Congo"

Khrushchev and JF Kennedy
Public DomainKhrushchev and JF Kennedy - Credit: U. S. Department of State
Nikita Krushchev was Premier of the Soviet Union from 1958 to 1964. 

At the time, the West feared the Soviet Union might influence the large and resource-rich Congo to become Communist and a threat to the USA.