Talks at the White House between President Reagan and the West German Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, have failed to resolve the differences between the two countries over their response to the military take-over in Poland.
SV President Ronald Reagan PULL BACK TO GV with Chancellor Schmidt (West Germany) and PAN TO other delegates. ZOOM TO SCU West German Foreign Minister, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, PAN TO Schmidt and Reagan.
GV Demonstration by American Poles outside the White House.
GV Capital Hill, Washington.
GV Delegates arriving for press conference.
SV Senator John Lugar, Republican, Indiana speaking to journalists.
SV Congressman John Glenn, Democrat, Ohio speaks to journalists.
GV Press conference.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: LUGAR: "In other words, without that fresh money from the West, the Chancellor felt the Soviets would have to bleed Hungary, bleed the Eastern Germans, life will become much rougher behind the iron curtain for everybody and so, as a result, there was a lot to talk about. I would just reiterate the Chancellor's major point that he feels he's not been consulted"
SEQ. 6: GLENN: "Because I was just as critical of the Carter administration for lack of consultation in foreign policy matters with our allies during those days too. So, I thought we had learned something from those days."
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Background: Talks at the White House between President Reagan and the West German Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, have failed to resolve the differences between the two countries over their response to the military take-over in Poland. After lengthy meetings on Tuesday (5 January), the West German Chancellor failed to support the imposition of US sanctions on the Soviet Union.