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East-West German Relations / Honecker Visit #317884

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 07, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Bonn, West Germany: Tom Fenton) Historic visit here of E. German President Erich Honecker featured; details given, scenes shown. Chancellor Helmut Kohl's recent condemnation of Honecker quoted. [German relations expert Detlef KUEHN - believes Honecker visit is due to Mikhail Gorbachev's approval.] Gorbachev's successful strategy in approving visit noted illustrated by West Germany's recent decision to scrap short-range missiles as part of pending US-USSR arms control agreement. Issues scheduled for discussion, excluding reunification, outlined. [E. German official Claus MONTAG - dismisses interest in reunited Germany.] Support for reunification of both E. and West German public noted.

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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