• Short Summary

    HERR VON HASSEL, WEST GERMANY'S DEFENCE MINISTER, ARRIVED IN LONDON BY AIR TONIGHT (SUNDAY) FOR TOP-LEVEL TALKS ON THE PROPOSED NATO NUCLEAR FORCE.

  • Description

    HERR VON HASSEL, WEST GERMANY'S DEFENCE MINISTER, ARRIVED IN LONDON BY AIR TONIGHT (SUNDAY) FOR TOP-LEVEL TALKS ON THE PROPOSED NATO NUCLEAR FORCE.

    HE OPENS TALKS TOMORROW MORNING WITH THE BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER, MR.THORNEYCROFT, AND IS ALSO EXPECTED TO SEE LORD HOME, THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, AND MR.HEATH, DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER, AND FORMER CHIEF COMMON MARKET NEGOTIATOR.

    BOTH MR.THORNEYCROFT AND HERR VON HASSEL HAVE RECENTLY SEEN MR.LIVINGSTON MERCHANT, PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S SPECIAL ENVOY, TO DISCUSS PLANS FOR CREATING A MULTILATERAL NATO NUCLEAR FORCE FROM A FLEET OF 25 POLARIS-ARMED SURFACE SHIPS, MANNED BY CREWS OF MIXED NATIONALITIES.

    BOTH BRITAIN AND WEST GERMANY HAVE APPROVED THE IDEA OF A MULTILATERAL FORCE IN PRINCIPLE, BUT ARE ANXIOUS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE DETAILS.NEITHER HAS MADE ANY FIRM COMMITMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE U.S.SURFACE FLEET PLAN.

    BRITISH MINISTERS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO EXPLAIN TO HERR VON HASSEL THEIR DESIRE TO SEE AN EARLY START MADE IN NATO ON SETTING UP A NATO NUCLEAR FORCE OUT OF EXISTING NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES.

    LORD HOME IS TO VISIT PARIS NEXT WEDNESDAY TO SPEARHEAD MOVES IN THIS DIRECTION, WHICH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT SEES AS A SUITABLE PLAN FOR INCREASING EUROPEAN RESPONSIBILITIES FOR NUCLEAR DEFENCE WITHOUT LESSENING UNITED STATES INVOLVEMENT IN EUROPE.

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS OFFERED TO SUBSCRIBE ALL ITS 200 STRATEGIC BOMBERS TO THE NATO FORCE, WHICH WOULD BE COMMANDED BY A EUROPEAN OFFICER UNDER THE SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER EUROPE (SACEUR), ACCORDING TO PRESENT PLANS.

    HERR VON HASSEL WILL TOMORROW BE THE LUNCH QUEST OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND WILL LATER HAVE TEA AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.TALKS WILL RESUME AT THE DEFENCE MINISTRY IN THE EVENING AND THE GERMAN AMBASSADOR, HERR VON ETZDORF, IS HOST AT A DINNER IN THE EVENING.

    THE WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER LEAVES LONDON BY AIR ON TUESDAY MORNING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9M5V6JBZMEZEYR4FHTCX6KUXI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9M5V6JBZMEZEYR4FHTCX6KUXI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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