• Short Summary

    MINISTERS OF THE 15 NATO COUNTRIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE ASKED TO DISCUSS WHETHER A CONVENTIONAL WAR BETWEEN EAST AND WEST WITHOUT THE USE OF NUCLEAR ARMS IS POSSIBLE, WHEN THEY MEET IN PARIS NEXT TUESDAY (15 DEC 64).

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    LV EXT..NATO HEADQUARTERS
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    2.
    MV NATO FLAGS
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    3.
    MV NATO SIGN
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    4.
    MV SIGNOR BROSIO SOF BEGINS..."IN A FEW HOURS FROM NOW..." SOF ENDS: "...WHATEVER NEED BE IN THE FUTURE."
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    "IN A FEW HOURS FROM NOW, THE MEN WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOREIGN AND DEFENCE POLICIES OF OUR NATO COUNTRIES, WILL BE MEETING IN THIS BUILDING. THEY ARE POLICY MAKERS OF THE ALLIANCE AND IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR ME TO SAY ANYTHING AT THIS STAGE WHICH MIGHT PREJUDGE THE RESULTS OF OUR MEETING. HOWEVER THERE ARE A FEW PERSONAL REMARKS I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE ABOUT THE WORLD SITUATION AT THIS TIME.



    "FIRST LET US LOOK AT THE OTHER SIDE - THE COMMUNIST CAMP. THERE WE SEE FEATURED AN ELEMENT OF "UNCERTAINTY". KHRUSHCHEV HAS FALLEN, AND NEW LEADERS HAVE TAKEN OVER - THE COMMUNIST CHINESE HAVE EXPLODED THEIR FIRST NUCLEAR DEVICE - THE FUTURE COURSE OF THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE SOVIET UNION AND CHINA IS UNCLEAR.



    "BUT THE NEW SOVIET LEADERS SAY THEY WANT TO CONTINUE THE POLICY OF PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE. WE WOULD WELCOME THIS AND HOPE THAT THE SOVIET LEADERSHIP WILL HAVE BOTH THE WILL AND THE NECESSARY STABILITY TO MAINTAIN THIS POLICY. HOWEVER, STATEMENTS ARE GOOD, BUT DEEDS ARE BETTER.



    "NOW LET US LOOK AT THE SITUATION ON OUR SIDE - IN THE WESTERN WORLD. THERE HAS BEEN A CERTAIN RELAXATION OF TENSION IN OUR RELATIONS WITH THE OTHER SIDE; THE NUCLEAR BALANCE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST CONTINUES; AND WE SEE A MARKED UP-SURGE OF EUROPE IN THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL FIELDS.



    "THESE THREE FACTORS COMBINED HAVE GIVEN US A CHANCE TO REVIEW OUR PRESENT POSITIONS AND TO CONSIDER HOW WE MIGHT IMPROVE THEM. THIS SITUATION HAS STIMULATED THE DISCUSSION OF NEW IDEAS. THESE IDEAS RANGE ACROSS THE WHOLE POLITICAL AND MILITARY SPECTRUM WITH A VIEW TO STRENGTHENING THE COHESION OF THE ALLIANCE.



    "SO YOU SEE, THE MINISTERS AT THIS NATO CONFERENCE WILL HAVE PLENTY TO TALK ABOUT. WE CANNOT EXPECT THIS PARTICULAR MEETING TO DO MORE THAN EXPLORE, LET ALONE RESOLVE, THESE COMPLEX MATTERS. THESE ARE ISSUES WHICH WILL DEMAND CONSIDERATION AND ATTENTION FOR YEARS TO COME. WHILE WE ARE DOING THIS, HOWEVER, THERE CAN BE NO QUESTION OF RELAXING THAT UNITY WHICH THE ALLIANCE HAS SHOWN IN CRITICAL TIMES IN THE PAST AND WHICH IT WILL DEMONSTRATE AGAIN, WHENEVER NEED BE, IN THE FUTURE."




    Initials RM/V/BHH/ES


    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS FILM IS EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 1800 HOURS ON MONDAY 14 DECEMBER 64.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MINISTERS OF THE 15 NATO COUNTRIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE ASKED TO DISCUSS WHETHER A CONVENTIONAL WAR BETWEEN EAST AND WEST WITHOUT THE USE OF NUCLEAR ARMS IS POSSIBLE, WHEN THEY MEET IN PARIS NEXT TUESDAY (15 DEC 64). THE MINISTERS ARE MEETING MAINLY TO DISCUSS THE TASK OF WORKING OUT THE FULL ECONOMIC AND DEFENCE CAPABILITIES OF THE MEMBER COUNTRIES.

    AT THE PARIS HEADQUARTERS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION, THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATO, SIGNOR MANLIO BROSIO, HAS MADE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT FOR RADIO AND TELEVISION...

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASKJL9BM0FULK6X2MJKHZN739
    Media URN:
    VLVAASKJL9BM0FULK6X2MJKHZN739
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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