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US-Cuba Trade / Europe / Bruton Interview #404002

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 16, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The threat of the Helms-Burton Law, which would penalize overseas firms doing business with Cuba, to US-European relations featured. [President CLINTON, European Union president Jacques SANTER, Irish Prime Minister John BRUTON - comment on US-European relations over the Cuba trade issue.] Clinton's policy positions on Cuba reviewed. [CLINTON - compares the United States relationship with Cuba and with China.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with Bruton about the Helms-Burton Law. [BRUTON - says Clinton has not made a decision on delaying full implementation of the law; suggests how Cuba and its leader Fidel Castro should be handled; asserts that the European Union has taken a strong position against Cuba and backs the promotion of democracy; outlines the EU's legal opposition to Helms-Burton; explains US-EU cooperation on tariffs on information technology, on mutual recognition of standards, on dealing with organized crime and on China; comments on the need for an IRA (Irish Republican Army) cease-fire for peace talks in Northern Ireland.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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