• Short Summary

    THE 15 MEMBER NATIONS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION BEGAN THEIR THREE-DAY SPRING MEETING IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) TO TAKE STOCK OF THE ALLIANCE AND THE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION.

  • Description

    THE 15 MEMBER NATIONS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION BEGAN THEIR THREE-DAY SPRING MEETING IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) TO TAKE STOCK OF THE ALLIANCE AND THE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION. THE BRITISH PRINCE MINISTER, MR WILSON, DELIVERED THE OPENING ADDRESS AND A WARNING TO NATO THAT BRITAIN COULD NO LONGER SUSTAIN AN UNFAIR SHARE OF THE BURDEN OF WESTERN DEFENCE.

    BEFORE MR WILSON SPOKE ABOUT THE DRAIN ON BRITAIN'S FINANCES CAUSED BY HEAVY DEFENCE EXPENDITURE HE PLEADED AGAINST THE GROWING FEELING IN EUROPE FOR THE 'SHARING' OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. HE WENT ON IN THIS WAY:
    THE THEME OF INDEPENDENCE AMONG THE MEMBER NATIONS OF THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE WAS CARRIED ON BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATO COUNCIL, M. PAUL HENRY SPAAK, IN HIS ADDRESS TO THE OPENING SESSION. M. SPAAK DECLARED THAT WITHOUT WISHING TO BE OVER-PESSIMISTIC OR UNDULY ANXIOUS, IT COULD NOT BE DENIED THAT EVENTS ON MANY CONTINENTS DID NOT POINT TOWARDS A DETENTE AND EVENTUAL PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE. HE SAID:
    A FINAL WARNING ON THE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION WAS SOUNDED BY SIGNOR BROSIO, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF NATO. HE STATED THAT THE PROBLEMS FACING THE ALLIANCE WERE AS GREAT NOW AS WHEN IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1950, ALTHOUGH THE 'POINTS OF FRICTION' WERE TODAY WITHOUT RATHER THAN WITHIN THE NATO AREA -- BUT DESPITE THIS THE MEMBER STATES OF THE ALLIANCE COULD NOT AFFORD TO REMAIN INDIFFERENT.

    THE AGENDA DURING THE MEETING WILL COVER PROBLEMS WITHIN THE NATO AREA AND WITHOUT. HOWEVER, SPECIAL ATTENTION IS EXPECTED TO BE GIVEN TO THE CYPRUS ISSUE BECAUSE OF THE TENSION OVER THE ISLAND BETWEEN THE NATO STATES OF GREECE AND TURKEY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2DOVPYY2QAK7QC1933RBQTKAM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DOVPYY2QAK7QC1933RBQTKAM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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