• Short Summary

    WHILE DR. HANS KROLL, THE WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR IN MOSCOW, HAD TALKS LASTING FOR TWO?

  • Description

    WHILE DR. HANS KROLL, THE WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR IN MOSCOW, HAD TALKS LASTING FOR TWO HOURS IN THE BONN FOREIGN MINISTRY BUILDING WITH DR. SCHRODER, THE MINISTER, ON MARCH 7, THERE WERE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE AMBASSADOR . THESE AROSE AT A FOREIGN MINISTRY PRESS CONFERENCE WHERE JOURNALISTS WERE TOLD THAT AN OFFICIAL BAN HAD BEEN IMPOSED ON ALL INFORMATION UNTIL THE INQUIRY INTO NEWSPAPER STORIES ABOUT DR. KROLL HAD BEEN COMPLETED.

    DR. KROLL HAS BEEN ACCUSED BY A SECTION OF THE WEST GERMAN PRESS OF FAILING TO CARRY OUR HIS GOVERNMENT'S FOREIGN POLICY, AND OF SUGGESTING CONCESSIONS TO THE SOVIET UNION WHICH INCLUDED THE RECOGNITION OF THE EAST GERMAN REPUBLIC AND THE ODER-NEISSE LINE.

    QUESTIONS WERE ASKED AT HE PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT FRESH NEWSPAPER REPORTS THAT HE FREE DEMOCRATS PROPOSED THE 63-YEAR-OLD AMBASSADOR AS FOREIGN MINISTER LAST AUTUMN. ACCORDING TO THE REPORTS. DR. WILHELM HARTLIEB, WHO IS BONN'S CHARGE D'AFFAIRES IN MOSCOW IN DR. KROLL'S ABSENCE IS QUOTED AS SAYING THAT THE AMBASSADOR'S VIEWS ON RUSSO-GERMAN RELATIONS WERE "ILLUSORY" WOULD BE DUE BY APRIL. JOURNALIST WERE TOLD THAT A TELEGRAM HAD BEEN SENT TO DR. HARTLIEB ASKING FOR COMMENTS. THE CONFERENCE WAS ADDRESSED BY DR. HANS-JOACHIM HILLE, CHIEF FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, AND GOVERNMENT PRESS CHIEF FELIX VON ECKARD.

    UNEXPECTED SYMPATHY CAME FOR THE AMBASSADOR, WHO NOW HAS BEEN CALLED HOME TWICE IN FOR MONTHS TO MAKE EXPLANATIONS, FORM DEFENSE MINISTER STRAUSS. HE TOLD A POLITICAL MEETING IN BAVARIA: "I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT MY OWN CONVICTION IS THAT KROLL IS PURSING A GOOD AIM".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65TE3UJX4KPNZNVHWDH80K8NE
    Media URN:
    VLVA65TE3UJX4KPNZNVHWDH80K8NE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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