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    DEFENCE MINISTERS OF SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION ARE MEETING IN WASHINGTON FOR A TWO-DAY REVIEW OF THE ALLIANCE'S NUCLEAR STRATEGY AND DEFENCE REQUIREMENTS IN EUROPE.

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    DEFENCE MINISTERS OF SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION ARE MEETING IN WASHINGTON FOR A TWO-DAY REVIEW OF THE ALLIANCE'S NUCLEAR STRATEGY AND DEFENCE REQUIREMENTS IN EUROPE.

    THE DISCUSSIONS ARE BEING HELD IN STRICT SECRECY, BUT IT IS REPORTED THAT ONE ASPECT UNDER CONSIDERATION HAS BEEN WHETHER WESTERN EUROPE NEEDS A DEFENCE SYSTEM AGAINST NUCLEAR MISSILES.

    REUTER, QUOTING INFORMED CONFERENCE SOURCES, REPORTS THAT THE UNITED STATES DEFENCE SECRETARY, MR. McNAMARA, DOMINATED YESTERDAY'S (THURSDAY'S) SESSION, AND SPOKE FOR SEVERAL HOURS ABOUT ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE SYSTEMS. HE'S REPORTED TO HAVE GIVEN A PLEDGE THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD NOT MAKE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SOVIET UNION ON LIMITATION OF DEFENSIVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS WITHOUT PRIOR CONSULTATIONS WITH ITS NATO ALLIES.

    THE MINISTERS ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE FORM NATO'S NEW NUCLEAR PLANNING GROUP. IT WAS THE GROUP'S FIRST MINISTERIAL MEETING. COUNTRIES REPRESENTED WERE ITALY, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, BRITAIN, WEST GERMAN, TURKEY AND THE NETHERLANDS. THE GROUP IS STUDYING WAYS OF GIVING NATO'S NON-NUCLEAR POWERS A GREATER SAY IN THE ALLIANCE'S NUCLEAR DEFENCE WITHOUT THE CONTROL OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS BEING EXTENDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2A8MY0XABRTLZXZ66XRS73A1U
    Media URN:
    VLVA2A8MY0XABRTLZXZ66XRS73A1U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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