• Short Summary

    The cracks that have appeared in the Iron Curtain during the last year widened considerably on Monday (July 15) when Czechoslovakia demanded a fundamental revision of the Warsaw Pact, which is the Soviet-led military alliance that has bound the nations of East europe to the Soviet Union.

  • Description

    The cracks that have appeared in the Iron Curtain during the last year widened considerably on Monday (July 15) when Czechoslovakia demanded a fundamental revision of the Warsaw Pact, which is the Soviet-led military alliance that has bound the nations of East europe to the Soviet Union.

    The demand was made by the chief spokesman of the Czech Communist Party at a briefing for Czech newsmen. The two central revisions in the Warsaw Pact asked for: a rotation of the top command among the member nations and an amendment to prevent the treaty from being used for political instead of military ends.

    The number of Soviet troops in Czechoslovakia is the most critical issue in the tense relations between Prague and Moscow. There is an estimated 16,000 Russian soldiers in Czechoslovakia now. Czech military spokesman now say the Russian troops will leave by Sunday, but thus far have been so many delays that the Czechs seem sceptical.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5DW8JZWBQW1NEJDSUCL5KEQB8
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DW8JZWBQW1NEJDSUCL5KEQB8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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