• Short Summary

    THE PERMANENT COUNCIL OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION MET IN NATO'S BRUSSELS HEADQUARTERS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO CONSIDER THE LATEST SITUATION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

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    GV PAN: EXTERIOR - NATO BUILDING.
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    SV INT: GERMAN, FRENCH AND BELGIUM DELEGATES SEATED.
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    3.
    SV MR. BROSIO AND ASSISTANTS.
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    CV CLEVELAND AND BURROWS SEATED.
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    SV BELGIUM DELEGATION.
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    SV FRENCH AMBASSADOR.
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    7.
    GV DELEGATES STAND TO LEAVE CONFERENCE.
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    Background: THE PERMANENT COUNCIL OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION MET IN NATO'S BRUSSELS HEADQUARTERS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO CONSIDER THE LATEST SITUATION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

    YESTERDAY WAS THE THIRD MEETING OF THE COUNCIL SINCE THE WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES SENT THEIR TROOPS INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA. THE MEMBER STATES OF THE ORGANISATION HAVE CONDEMNED THE SOVIET BLOC INTERVENTION AS "A CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER AND INTERNATIONAL LAW".

    THE MEETING WAS HELD UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF MR. MANLIO BROSIO, NATO PERMANENT SECRETARY-GENERAL. AMONG THOSE WHO SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE CZECH INTERVENTION WAS THE U.S., REPRESENTATIVE, MR. HARLAN CLEVELAND, AND THE BRITISH DELEGATE, SIR BERNARD BURROWS.

    THE COUNCIL CONSIDERED THE SIZE OF THE WARSAW PACT FORCES NOW IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, WHICH COMPRISE ELEMENTS FROM 20 SOVIET DIVISIONS, TWO POLISH, TWO HUNGARIAN AND TWO EAST GERMAN DIVISIONS, PLUS A TOKEN FORCE FROM BULGARIA.

    A NATO SPOKESMAN GIVING THESE FIGURES SAID THAT THE ALERT STATUS OF NATO FORCES HAD BEEN STEPPED UP ONLY A LITTLE AND THAT THE SOVIET BLOC INTERVENTION WAS NOT REGARDED AS A DIRECT THREAT TO NATO COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYLP1YX52JNH5KRGD7VN7N62G
    Media URN:
    VLVADYLP1YX52JNH5KRGD7VN7N62G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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