• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. WALTER SCHEEL, FLEW OUT OF COLOGNE LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY)?

  • Description

    THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. WALTER SCHEEL, FLEW OUT OF COLOGNE LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) FOR GUATEMALA TO BRING HOME THE BODY OF HIS COUNTRY'S MURDERED AMBASSADOR COUNT KARL VON SPRETI. REBELS KIDNAPPED THE AMBASSADOR LAST WEEK AND DEMANDED THE RELEASE OF 25 POLITICAL PRISONERS AND A RANSOM OF 700.000 DOLLARS (ABOUT 290,000 POUNDS) THE GUATEMALA GOVERNMENT REFUSED TO MEET THE DEMANDS AND THE BODY OF COUNT KARL VON SPRETI WAS FOUND LAST WEEKEND. HE HAD BEEN SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD.

    MR. SCHEEL LEFT COLOGNE AMID GROWING SPECULATION ABOUT FUTURE RELATIONS BETWEEN WEST GERMANY AND GUATEMALA. BONN HAS FROZEN RELATIONS WITH THE LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRY BY RECALLING MOST OF ITS EMBASSY PERSONNEL. MR. SCHEEL IS CARRYING AN OFFICIAL PROTEST OVER THE COUNT'S MURDER WHICH HE WILL HAND TO PRESIDENT MONTENEGRO WHEN HE ARRIVES. THE PROTEST WAS DRAFTED AT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE WEST GERMAN CABINET IN BONN YESTERDAY.

    MR. SCHEEL BOARDED A WEST GERMAN AIRFORCE PLANE WITH AN EXTRA GONTINGENT OF SECURITY MEN. STRICT PRECAUTIONS ARE ALSO BEING TAKEN IN GUATEMALA AND THE GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED TO DETAIL A LARGE NUMBER OF MEN TO GUARD MR. SCHEEL DURING HIS STAY. HE WILL STOP OVER IN WASHINGTON FOR TALKS WITH CHANCELLOR WILLY BRANDT AT PRESENT ON A VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES.

    THE WEST GERMAN PARTY WILL RETURN TO BONN TOMORROW WITH THE BODY OF COUNT VON SPRETI. MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY WILL RETURN ON THE SAME AIRCRAFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADGOHJZB7D2MJJL5WWVJ0AF72A
    Media URN:
    VLVADGOHJZB7D2MJJL5WWVJ0AF72A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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