The U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, has warned the Law of the Sea?
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"More and more countries will act unilaterally. We have ourselves acted unilaterally with respect to the economic zone. It cannot be excluded that we will do so with respect to the deep sea bed. We will then lose precisely what this country is seeking to achieve -- namely an internationally-accepted regiment for free navigation and a regiment in which our industry and the industries of other nations and begin exploiting....(indistinct)...
REPORTER: "Mr. Secretary, do you see the possibility of an accommodation between Greece and Turkey?"
KISSINGER: "I think it's not only a possibility but a necessity for an accommodation. I will see both foreign ministers tomorrow and we will try to get both to conference to solve this by negotiation."
REPORTER: "Do you have an indication that such a negotiation is possible, because the climate is pretty grim.....?"
KISSINGER: "I'll have a better judgment after I have seen the two countries..."
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Background: The U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, has warned the Law of the Sea Conference at the United Nations, that if agreement is not reached on various international claims to extend territorial rights over the sea, Washington may take action on its own.
SYNOPSIS: At the law of the Sea news conference on Friday (August 13), he also spoke about his mediation efforts between Greece and Turkey over their Aegean Sea dispute. He was due to meet the Turkish and Greek foreign ministers the following day.
Dr. Kissinger was less sure about avoiding an Aegean Sea oil war between Greece and Turkey.