• Short Summary

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION, SIGNOR MANLIO BROSIO, TODAY (MONDAY) WARNED THE NATO NATIONS AGAINST INACTIVITY IN A FACE OF INCREASED SOVIET NAVAL PRESENCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

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    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION, SIGNOR MANLIO BROSIO, TODAY (MONDAY) WARNED THE NATO NATIONS AGAINST INACTIVITY IN A FACE OF INCREASED SOVIET NAVAL PRESENCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. HE WAS ADDRESSING 200 DELEGATES FROM 15 NATO COUNTRIES AND MALTA AT THE FIVE-DAY 14TH CONGRESS OF NATO MIN LISBON, PORTUGAL.

    SIGNOR BROSIO SAID: "I CANNOT BUT MENTION THE WORRYING SITUATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN WHERE THE SOVIET UNION IS BUILDING UP A REMARKABLE NAVAL FORCE AND IS EXPLOITING FOR ITS OWN AIMS THE ISRAELI-ARAB CONFLICT, WHICH IS THE PERENNIAL SOURCE OF DANGER AND WORRY IN THAT AREA. HE SAID THE OPINION OF NATO MEMBER - GOVERNMENTS WAS LARGELY THAT THE ROAD TOWARDS ADETENTE IN THE EAST-WEST RELATIONS SHOULD NOT BE ABANDONED, BUT THAT - NOW - THE EMPHASIS WAS "MORE ON DEFENCE THAN DETENTE".

    THE PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTER, SENHOR ALBERTO FRANCEO NOGUEIRA, TOLD THE CONGRESS THAT THE UNITED NATIONS WAS NO LONGER THE CONSCIENCE OF MANKIND NOR THE LAST HOPE OF SMALL NATIONS. "NO COUNTRY CAN TODAY RELY ON THE UNITED NATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF ITS VITAL INTERESTS, NOT EVEN FOR ITS TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY". THE NATO SUPREME COMMANDER, GENERAL LYMAN LEMNITZER, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CONGRESS THAT HE HOPED "THE SOVIET INVASION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA" WOULD CAUSE NATO COUNTRIES TO REVERSE THEIR PLANS TO REDUCE THEIR MILITARY FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCVLNZ7P92RHCH2E6JKF029OQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACCVLNZ7P92RHCH2E6JKF029OQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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