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American French Relations / De Gaulle Proposal #202242

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 21, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon begins European trip Sunday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Since announcement of trip, French President Charles De Gaulle has boycotted West European Union meeting, sponsored by British. De Gaulle publicly chastises Great Britain for always siding with US. De Gaulle now offers to abolish Common Mkt. if Britain would pull out of NATO. Nixon meets with French Ambassador Charles Lucet; topic not known.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Latest De Gaulle proposal calls for summit talks with Britain on new European Association which would replace Common Mkt. and NATO. France, Britain, W. Germany, and Italy would head association Each country would have to give up pro-American positions. British P.M. Harold Wilson called idea significant. rejects DeGaulle positions on Washington, DC and NATO, tells Paris he's ready to enter talks.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:01:50

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