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USSR -West Germany Relations / Reunification #333769

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 16, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Barry Petersen) USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl reported agreeing to conditions for German reunification; details given of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) membership concession; scenes shown from Gorbachev's Zheleznovodsk, USSR , hunting lodge. Expected boost to Soviet economy noted. [KOHL, GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comment.]

(London: Tom Fenton) Motivations behind agreement examined. USSR noted withdrawing troops from East Germany and unloading precious metals on international commodities market; Kohl reported offering loans to USSR . [Secretary of State James BAKER, Institute for Strategic Studies Hans BINNENDIJK, Council on Foreign Relations Michael MANDELBAUM, West German journalist Thomas KIELINGER - comment on today's agreement.]

Fenton, Tom;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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