CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 17, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(London: Anthony Mason) Discussion in East Germany of immediate unity with West Germany featured; scenes shown from special joint session of the parliaments of East and West Germany and of protests in East Berlin by Communist demonstrators opposed to unity. Decision by East German Prime Minister Lothar de Maiziere to put immediate merger on hold noted. [Institution for Contemporary German Studies Jack JANES - says East Germans want what West Germans already have.] Increasing tempo of move toward unity reiterated; West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl mentioned.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Possibility that USSR may compromise on question of a united Germany in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) noted; upcoming meeting between West German foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze mentioned.
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