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US-West Germany Relations / Nuclear Strategy #326705

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 27, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl reported urging President Bush to negotiate missile reductions in West Germany with USSR ; details given, scenes shown. [KOHL - (thru translator) says reduction would not hurt NATO.] USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's popularity in West Germany discussed. Both United States and Great Britain noted fearing that missile reductions would leave Europe vulnerable to superior E. bloc conventional forces. [State Department spokesperson Margaret TUTWILER - comments.] [Former assistant defense secretary Richard PERLE - comments on situation.] Bush administration's stance on issue noted. [Arms Control Association spokesperson Jack MENDELSOHN - comments on Kohl.] NATO's upcoming anniversary mentioned.

Rather, Dan;
Plante, Bill

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