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    NATO and Warsaw Pact nations resumed preparatory talks on Monday (14 May) for troop-reduction negotiations, in which a compromise was reached over Hungary's role in the talks.

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    NATO and Warsaw Pact nations resumed preparatory talks on Monday (14 May) for troop-reduction negotiations, in which a compromise was reached over Hungary's role in the talks.

    A compromise package ending three-and-a-half months of procedural deadlock included a major concession by NATO countries, under which the 19-nation talks will start with Hungary seated only as an observer.

    Western spokesmen insisted this was a stop-gap arrangement and said NATO would continue to press for Hungary's inclusion in eventual troop-reduction agreements covering the critical "confrontation" area of Central Europe.

    The compromise of Hungary was ratified at a brisk first plenary meeting in the long-delayed preparatory talks on mutual and balanced force reductions. The meeting, attended by diplomats from 12 NATO and 7 Warsaw Pact nations, lasted for only nine minutes.

    The preparatory discussions opened in Vienna on 31 January, but stalled after a few days over the Hungarian participation issue.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NT5QYOSR64Q5NSBU0KWGJ970
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NT5QYOSR64Q5NSBU0KWGJ970
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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