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US-Russia Relations / Helsinki Summit / NATO #172068

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 19, 1997
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The summit talks between Russian President Boris Yeltsin and President Clinton that will deal with the planned expansion of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) previewed.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) Russia's concerns about a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) that would include former East European Communist nations like the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, examined. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - says the Cold War is over.] [Brookings Institution John STEINBRUNER - says a new line is being drawn in Europe between the included and the excluded.] The implications of a bigger NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) for the United States raised. [Representative David OBEY - says the US is guaranteeing to defend central Europe.] Clinton's need to sell an expanded NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to both the United States and to Russia noted.

McWethy, John;
Sawyer, Forrest

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