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    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S FIRST OFFICIAL COMMENT ON GENERAL DE GAULLE'S PLANS FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION WAS MADE TODAY IN GLASGOW BY THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR MICHAEL STEWART.

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    AUDIENCE; STEWART; STEWART SPEAKING (SOF)



    TRANSCRIPT: STEWART: YOU WILL HAVE SEEN THE REPORTS OF RECENT FRENCH PRONOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF NATO. NOW WE SHALL NOT REACT TO THAT IN AN EMOTIONAL OR ILL-CONSIDERED MATTER. BUT DON'T LET'S FOR A MOMENT UNDERESTIMATE THE EXTREME SERIOUSNESS OF THE FRENCH PRONOUNCEMENTS. THEY STRIKE AT THAT INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF DEFENCE UPON WHICH THE SECURITY OF THE WEST AND THE FREEDOM OF MANKIND DEPENDS AND NO SYSTEM OF BI-LATERAL ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR THAT INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF DEFENCE. NOW I AM OF COURSE IN CLOSE TOUCH WITH OUT NATO ALLIES ABOUT THESE DEVELOPMENTS. BUT I TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE TWO POINTS QUITE PLAIN. FIRST, THE NATO, THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION, WILL SURVIVE. THAT IS A FIRM INTENTION OF THIS COUNTRY AND OF OUR ALLIES IN NATO. AND SECOND, THAT NO POTENTIAL AGGRESSOR SHOULD IMAGINE THAT HE CAN PLAY ON DIFFERENCES OF OPINION WITHIN NATO AND I TRUST THAT FRANCE WILL IN DUE COURSE COME TO REALISE HOW MUCH IT IS IN HER OWN INTERESTS TO REMAIN AN ACTIVE AND EFFECTIVE MEMBER BOTH OF THE ALLIANCE AND OF THE ORGANISATION.




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    Background: THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S FIRST OFFICIAL COMMENT ON GENERAL DE GAULLE'S PLANS FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION WAS MADE TODAY IN GLASGOW BY THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR MICHAEL STEWART.

    MR STEWART WARNED FRANCE THAT RECENT STATEMENT ON NATO STRUCK AT THE DEFENCE SYSTEM ON WHICH THE WEST AND THE SECURITY OF MANKIND DEPENDED. HE PUT IT LIKE THIS...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KJ0RK3AKOTP5YVE6CB7MV166
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KJ0RK3AKOTP5YVE6CB7MV166
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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