• Short Summary

    AMBASSADORS OF THE FOUR BIG POWERS OF WORLD WAR TWO, THE SOVIET UNION, THE UNITED STATES, BRITAIN AND FRANCE, REACHED A DRAFT BERLIN AGREEMENT ON MONDAY WHICH COULD END 25 YEARS OF TENSION AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE DIVIDED CITY.

  • Description

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    LV FOUR AMBASSADORS OUT OF BUILDING, LEFT TO RIGHT, RUSSIAN, U.S., BRITISH AND FRENCH.
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    2.
    SV BRITISH AMBASSADOR PULLS SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO CENTRE OF GROUP
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    3.
    SV PAN RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR LEAVING
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    4.
    SV U.S. AMBASSADOR SPEAKS
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: U.S. AMBASSADOR: "WE HAVE REACHED AGREEMENT ON A TEXT TO BE SUBMITTED TO OUR GOVERNMENTS, WE OBVIOUSLY THINK IT'S A VERY GOOD AGREEMENT OR WE WOULD NOT HAVE SUBMITTED IT TO OUR GOVERNMENTS, AND IT'S NOW UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THEM."



    REPORTER: "WHEN WILL WE GET FURTHER INFORMATION?"



    U.S. AMBASSADOR: "WE HAVE DRAFTED A COMMUNIQUE AND IT WILL BE RELEASED VERY SOON."



    REPORTER: "HOW LONG DO YOU THINK THE APPROVAL OF THE GOVERNMENTS WILL TAKE?"



    U.S. AMBASSADOR: "THAT I DON'T KNOW."



    REPORTER: "ARE YOU PERSONALLY IN FAVOUR OF THE AGREEMENT?"



    U.S. AMBASSADOR: "I AM PERSONALLY IN FAVOUR OR I WOULD NOT HAVE SUBMITTED IT TO MY GOVERNMENT. I FEEL IT REPRESENTS A REAL IMPROVEMENT THAT I AM HEARTILY ENDORSING."




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    Background: AMBASSADORS OF THE FOUR BIG POWERS OF WORLD WAR TWO, THE SOVIET UNION, THE UNITED STATES, BRITAIN AND FRANCE, REACHED A DRAFT BERLIN AGREEMENT ON MONDAY WHICH COULD END 25 YEARS OF TENSION AND UNCERTAINTY IN THE DIVIDED CITY.

    ALL THE AMBASSADORS SEEMED HIGHLY DELIGHTED WITH THE DRAFT AGREEMENT, WHICH WILL NOW BE CONSIDERED BY THEIR GOVERNMENTS. ITS DETAILS HAVE NOT YET BEEN OFFICIALLY DISCLOSED.

    UNOFFICIAL SOURCES SAY THAT THE SOVIET UNION HAS MADE IMPORTANT CONCESSIONS TO THE WEST BY ACKNOWLEDGING ISOLATED WEST BERLIN'S LINKS WITH WEST GERMANY, AND EXPLICITLY ASSUMING JOINT RESPONSIBILITY WITH THE WESTERN ALLIES FOR ENSURING FREE ACCESS TO THE CITY.

    THE FOLLOWING WAS U.S. AMBASSADOR KENNETH RUSH'S REACTION TO THE CONCLUDING OF THE DRAFT AGREEMENT:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABU690M1O6P9SPN274NFAWB0YJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABU690M1O6P9SPN274NFAWB0YJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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