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USSR -West German Relations / German Reunification #573148

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 10, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Tom Pettit) Arrival of West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in USSR to discuss issue of German reunification with President Mikhail Gorbachev featured; scenes shown of Kohl-Gorbachev meeting. [KOHL - (thru translator) says it is up to German people alone to decide.] Soviet position delineated. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesman Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) says people need guarantee that a new war won't happen.] Secretary of State James Baker recalled stating yesterday that West Germany must continue in NATO. [Soviet foreign minister Eduard SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says we have always been for a neutral Germany.] [KOHL - (thru translator) says it is a very good day for Germany.] Emotional nature of reunification issue for Soviet people reiterated.

(Studio: Garrick Utley; Moscow: Tom Pettit) Discussion held of what comes next in dealing with the reunification question and what Gorbachev may be thinking about reunification.

Pettit, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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