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Neil Kinnock on his visit to the USA

Title
Neil Kinnock on his visit to the USA
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Feb 1984
Year of production
1984
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Duration
00:06:19
Description
Labour leader Neil Kinnock on his visit to the United States. In a meeting with US Secretary of State George Shultz about the matter of Central America, Kinnock had perceived all the ingredients for a dreadful tragedy of the same nature as Vietnam. The talks Kinnock had with President Ronald Reagan were on the question of nuclear armaments and the Middle East. Kinnock feels that Reagan was optimistic about improvements to the resolution of the West Bank issue. Some American politicians were surprised at Kinnock’s naivety about nuclear weapons. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher went to Moscow while Kinnock was away, for a mini-summit with Konstantin Chernenko, the new leader of the Soviet Union. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Neil Kinnock
Keywords
USA; Middle East; Margaret Thatcher; USSR; Edward Kennedy; Nuclear weapons; Vietnam War (1945-1975); Arms control; North America; Nuclear warfare; Developing countries; Ronald Reagan; Konstantin Chernenko; Central America; Occupied territories; Meetings; Moscow; West Bank; East West relations; Washington DC; George Shultz; Economic and social development

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