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USSR -Germany Relations / Honecker / Yeltsin Visit #336039

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 23, 1991
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) German magazine's report that former East German leader Erich Honecker wants to leave the USSR for Chile mentioned. Report introduced.

(Bonn, Germany: Anthony Mason) Diplomatic issue of whether the USSR will deport Honecker to Germany featured; promise of cooperation between Russian President Boris Yeltsin and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl noted; scenes of ceremony in Bonn, Germany, and signing of friendship agreement shown. Excerpt shown of Honecker on Soviet TV; historical 1961 footage of Berlin Wall construction and 1989 footage of Honecker and President Mikhail Gorbachev in East Berlin shown. "Architect of the Berlin Wall" Honecker said wanted in Germany for his "shoot to kill" policy for those who tried to leave East Germany; positions of Yeltsin, Russian parliament and Gorbachev on Honecker's exile in the USSR noted. [GORBACHEV (thru translator), foreign ministry spokesman Vitaly CHURKIN - comment on Honecker issue.] German credit and aid contributions to the USSR noted.

Mason, Anthony;
Schieffer, Bob

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