• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S CHANCELLOR, KURT-GEORG KIESINGER, SAID YESTERDAY (MONDAY) THAT IF THE UNITED STATES INTEREST IN NATO WEAKENED IT WOULD, IN THE LONG TERM, HAVE A DESTRUCTIVE EFFECT ON THE ALLIANCE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV INT: KIESINGER ADDRESSING DELEGATES. (3 SHOTS)
    0.13

    2.
    SV + CU DELEGATES SEATED. (2 SHOTS)
    0.21

    3.
    SCU (BRING UP SOF) APPLAUSE AND THEN KIESINGER SPEAKS AND ENDS ON APPLAUSE.
    1.07

    4.
    GV (SILENT) KIESINGER ON ROSTRUM.
    1.10



    Initials JH/VS/MR/SC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WEST GERMANY'S CHANCELLOR, KURT-GEORG KIESINGER, SAID YESTERDAY (MONDAY) THAT IF THE UNITED STATES INTEREST IN NATO WEAKENED IT WOULD, IN THE LONG TERM, HAVE A DESTRUCTIVE EFFECT ON THE ALLIANCE. HE ADDRESSED THE FIRST MEETING OF THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARTY CONGRESS IN WEST BERLIN FOR 16 YEARS.

    THE CHANCELLOR OUTLINED WEST GERMAN POLICY TOWARDS NATO ONLY 10 DAYS BEFORE THE ALLIANCE'S COUNCIL OF MINISTERS MEETS IN BRUSSELS FOR A MEETING TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE WARSAW PACT OCCUPATION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND OTHER DEFENCE QUESTIONS.

    DOCTOR KIESINGER SAID THAT THROUGH ITS SIZE, ECONOMIC POWER AND MILITARY POTENTIAL, THE UNITED STATES WAS THE BORN LEADER OF NATO.

    THE UNITED STATES HUGE RESPONSIBILITIES AND BURDENS IN THE WORLD, HE ADDED, MADE IT NATURAL THAT IT SOUGHT RELIEF FROM ITS ALLIES.

    EAST GERMANY CLAIMS THAT THE CONGRESS IS AN INTOLERABLE AND ILLEGAL PROVOCATION, AS WEST BERLIN IS A SPECIAL POLITICAL ENTITY ON EAST GERMAN SOIL. STRINGENT SECURITY CHECKS ARE BEING KEPT ON DELEGATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8AEL5GFBYSF0EK4TWHCBMK1HC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AEL5GFBYSF0EK4TWHCBMK1HC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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