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    FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION MET IN BRUSSELS TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR A CONFERENCE TO DEBATE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR NATO OF THE SOVIET OCCUPATION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

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    FLAGS; VARIOUS SHOTS OF CONFERENCE ROOM AND DELEGATES INCLUDING WEST GERMAN, DUTCH, FRENCH, BRITISH AND GREEK FOREIGN MINISTERS AND THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE.




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    Background: FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION MET IN BRUSSELS TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR A CONFERENCE TO DEBATE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR NATO OF THE SOVIET OCCUPATION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA. THE CONFERENCE, WHICH WILL CONCLUDE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) IS UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, HERR WILLY BRANDT.

    HERR BRANDT SAID THE SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND THE "OMINOUS DOCTRINE OF THE SOVIET COMMONWEALTH" HAD MADE THE DANGER OF SOVIET ATTACKS ON RUMANIA, ALBANIA, YUGOSLAVIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES APPEAR A POSSIBILITY. THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, M. MICHAEL DEBRE, SAID THAT THE EVENTS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA COULD NOT LEAD HIS COUNTRY TO CHANGE ITS POLICY AND SAID THAT AN EAST-WEST ENTENTE WAS THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO COLD WAR.

    IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS, THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE, MR DEAN RUSK, SAID THAT YUGOSLAVIA AND AUSTRIA WERE CLEARLY RELATED TO THE SECURITY INTERESTS OF THE WESTERN MILITARY ALLIANCE. IT IS THOUGHT THAT MR RUSK'S REMARKS WERE MEANT TO DRAW ATTENTION TO IMPLICATIONS FOR NATO SECURITY IF THERE WERE A SOVIET MOVE AGAINST EITHER OF THESE COUNTRIES. THE NATO ALLIES ARE PLEDGED TO REGARD AGGRESSION AGAINST ANY MEMBER STATE AS AN ATTACK ON THE WHOLE OF NATO BUT THIS GUARANTEE IS NOT EXTENDED TO ANY COUNTRY OUTSIDE THE ORGANISATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLQWYZ6S2ZTSGO17FKDAGRUE2
    Media URN:
    VLVADLQWYZ6S2ZTSGO17FKDAGRUE2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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