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Europe / NATO and Warsaw Pact #129527

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 07, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Impact of changes in Europe on both NATO and Warsaw Pact noted.

(Moscow: Barrie Dunsmore) Meeting of Warsaw Pact that no longer is filled by Communist leaders who appeared at last year's meeting examined; scenes shown from Moscow of conference attended by Czech President Vaclav Havel and former priest, Rainer Eppelmann, who is now East Germany's defense minister. [Polish deputy defense minister Janusz ONYSZKIEWICZ - says there should be profound changes.] The old Warsaw Pact noted effectively dead because Soviet generals no longer call the shots; historical scenes shown of Warsaw Pact's invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.


(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Turnberry, Scotland: John McWethy) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) conference to discuss issue of a reunified Germany featured; scenes shown from Scotland meeting attended by Secretary of State James Baker. Soviets' softening of position on a unified Germany in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) since last week's summit between President Bush and President Mikhail Gorbachev explained. [British foreign minister Douglas HURD - hopes we can make German choice acceptable to USSR .] Issue of nuclear weapons in Europe noted. [British Prime Minister Margaret THATCHER - says our defense needs updated nuclear weapons.] New attitude for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) regarding USSR and Warsaw Pact reiterated.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
McWethy, John;
Simpson, Carole

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