• Short Summary

    ALTHOUGH SOME AUTHORISED LORRIES WERE STILL BEING ALLOWED THROUGH WEST BERLIN'S CHECKPOINT BRAVO, AFTER WAITING IN LONG QUEUES FOR SEVERAL HOURS, ALL OTHER EXITS FROM THE CITY TO THE INTERNATIONAL AUTOBAHN WHICH LINKS IT WITH THE REST OF WEST GERMANY WERE BEING CLOSED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) BY EAST GERMAN GUARDS.

  • Description

    ALTHOUGH SOME AUTHORISED LORRIES WERE STILL BEING ALLOWED THROUGH WEST BERLIN'S CHECKPOINT BRAVO, AFTER WAITING IN LONG QUEUES FOR SEVERAL HOURS, ALL OTHER EXITS FROM THE CITY TO THE INTERNATIONAL AUTOBAHN WHICH LINKS IT WITH THE REST OF WEST GERMANY WERE BEING CLOSED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) BY EAST GERMAN GUARDS.

    THE MOVE IS REPORTED TO BE IN PROTEST AGAINST THE CURRENT EAST-WEST GERMAN MOVES TO HOLD SERIOUS AND OPEN DIALOGUE IN THE NEAR FUTURE - MOVES THAT ARE OPPOSED BY CERTAIN EAST GERMAN LEADERS WHO FEEL THAT WEST GERMAN POLITICIANS SHOULD HAVE NO BUSINESS IN WEST BERLIN WHICH THEY CONSIDER "AN INDEPENDENT POLITICAL ENTITY".

    THE NEW EAST-WEST NEGOTIATIONS HAVE RECEIVED ADDED SUPPORT FROM EAST GERMAN LEADER WALTER ULBRICHT WHO, LAST MONDAY (JANUARY 19), REITERATED HIS READINESS TO NEGOTIATE WITH BONN FOR IMPROVED RELATIONS. WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR WILLY BRANDT IS ALSO EXPECTED TO WRITE TO EAST GERMAN PREMIER WILLI STOPH THIS WEEK TO OFFER TO START TALKS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. MEANWHILE, ELEVEN COMMITTEES OF THE WEST GERMAN BUNDESTAG (PARLIAMENT) ARE HOLDING TWO DAYS OF SESSIONS TO DISCUSS EAST-WEST RELATIONS. THE EAST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTRY HAS PROTESTED AGAINST THESE MEETINGS, SAYING THAT THEY ARE "PROVOCATIONS" WHICH COULD NOT PASS WITHOUT RETALIATION - SUCH AS THE AUTOBAHN CLOSURES. BUT OBSERVERS ON THE WEST GERMAN SIDE BELIEVE THAT THESE "RETALIATIONS" WILL NOT TAKE MORE THAN "PIN-PRICK" FORM AND WOULD NOT AFFECT NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO GERMANS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1OJ5OGAEDR7WOJPVR2AYYP3M3
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OJ5OGAEDR7WOJPVR2AYYP3M3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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