• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR WILLY BRANDT SAID ON MONDAY (6 APRIL) HE FEARED THE KIDNAPPING OF DIPLOMATS WOULD SPREAD LIKE AIRLINER HIJACKINGS.

  • Description

    WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR WILLY BRANDT SAID ON MONDAY (6 APRIL) HE FEARED THE KIDNAPPING OF DIPLOMATS WOULD SPREAD LIKE AIRLINER HIJACKINGS. HE WAS ADDRESSING ABOUT 2,000 LUFTWAFFE MEN WHO ARE UNDERGOING ROCKET TRAINING AT THE FORT BLISS AIR DEFENCE CENTRE NEAR EL PASO, TEXAS. HE WAS SPEAKING ABOUT THE MURDER OF WEST GERMANY'S AMBASSADOR TO GUATEMALA, COUNT KARL VON SPRETI.

    THE CHANCELLOR, WHO CANCELLED AN UNSCHEDULED TRIP ACROSS THE MEXICAN BORDER IN THE WAKE OF THE MURDER ADDRESSED THE LUFTWAFFE PERSONNEL, AND VISITED THE MISSILE SITES IN WHICH THE MEN WERE TRAINING. HE WAS GUIDED THROUGH THE BASE BY WEST GERMAN GENERAL HEISE. THE MEN PASSED A WORLD WAR TWO GERMAN V-2 ROCKET ON DISPLAY AT THE BASE.

    COMMENTING ON THE MURDER, THE CHANCELLOR SAID IT WAS DIFFICULT TO KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM. HE SAID THE BONN GOVERNMENT WAS WITHDRAWING KEY PERSONNEL FROM ITS EMBASSY IN GUATEMALA CITY AND HAD ASKED THE GUATEMALAN AMBASSADOR TO LEAVE WEST GERMANY.

    "FURTHER STEPS", HE TOLD THE MEN, "MUST BE THOUGHT OUT VERY CAREFULLY. IT IS A FACT THAT TERRORISM EXISTS THERE AND THAT THE GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT IS UNABLE TO PROTECT DIPLOMATS".

    THE CHANCELLOR ALSO READ A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT NIXON TO THE AIRMEN. THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR FLEW TO WASHINGTON ON TUESDAY (7 APRIL) AND WILL BEGIN TALKS WITH PRESIDENT NIXON ON FRIDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACLE71VK0K95KE08SEWM3DTPEJ
    Media URN:
    VLVACLE71VK0K95KE08SEWM3DTPEJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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