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    THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION'S PERMANENT COUNCIL MET IN PARIS TODAY (TUESDAY) TO HEAR MR.?

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    THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION'S PERMANENT COUNCIL MET IN PARIS TODAY (TUESDAY) TO HEAR MR. GEORGE BALL, THE U.S. UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE, GIVE A BLEAK REPORT ON THE PROSPECTS OF AN EARLY VIETNAM SETTLEMENT. MR. BALL SAID THE AMERICAN FORCES IN VIETNAM MIGHT HAVE TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED.

    IN AN HOUR-LONG STATEMENT, MR. BALL TOLD THE ALLIANCE'S PERMANENT COUNCIL THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE A "ROUGH SUMMER" AND RECALLED PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S VIEW THAT SITUATION WOULD GET WORSE BEFORE IT GOT BETTER.

    OFFICIALS REPORTED AN "EXTRAORDINARY UNANIMITY" AMONG THE NATO DELEGATES IN EXPRESSING UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNITED STATES' POSITION IN VIETNAM. HOWEVER THE FRENCH DELEGATE, M. PIERRE DE LEUSSE, MADE A BRIEF STATEMENT AT THE ONE-DAY MEETING REPEATING THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT'S OPPOSITION TO AMERICAN POLICY IN SOUTH EAST ASIA.

    THERE WERE MORE DIPLOMATIC ROUNDS IN PARIS TODAY WITH MEETINGS BETWEEN FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE COMMON MARKET. THE ITALIAN AND BELGIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS BREAKFASTED TOGETHER AND THEN HAD SEPARATE MEETINGS WITH THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER. SIGNOR FANFANI AND M. COUVE DE MURVILLE MET FOR 40 MINUTES TO DISCUSS THE CRISIS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. IT IS BELIEVED THAT SIGNOR FANFANI STRESSED THE NEED TO MAINTAIN TALKS IN AN EFFORT TO HEAL THE RUPTURE IN THE SIX-NATION TRADING GROUP, CAUSED WHEN FRANCE DECLARED A BOYCOTT OF MARKET ACTIVITIES AFTER FAILURE TO AGREE ON HOW TO FINANCE THE JOINT EUROPEAN MARKET FARM PRODUCTS.

    THE FRENCH INFORMATION MINISTER, M. ALAIN PEYREFITTE, SAID THAT THE TALKS WERE PURELY EXPLORATORY AND THAT THERE WAS NO CHANGE IN THE ATTITUDE OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT.

    WHILE TALKS TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK CONTINUED IN PARIS, THE COMMUNITY'S EXECUTIVE COMMISSION MET IN BRUSSELS. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THEY DIDN'T DISCUSS THE REVISED PROPOSALS FOR THE FINANCING OF AGRICULTURE AS SCHEDULED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA56N5JDO4ONO28HC1E72MI5Z1G
    Media URN:
    VLVA56N5JDO4ONO28HC1E72MI5Z1G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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