Horst Teltschik diary

Cold War: Horst Teltschik diary (MT talks with Gorbachev in Moscow bring no new insights) [translation]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Horst Teltschik, 329 Tage: Innenansichten der Einigung [329 Days: Inside Views of the Unification] , Siedler Publishing 1991
Editorial comments: Translated specially for Dr Teltschik was Helmut Kohl’s closest foreign policy adviser.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 66
Themes: Defence (general), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU)

Friday 8 June 1990

In Moscow, Margaret Thatcher meets Mikhail Gorbachev. While Thatcher sticks to Germany's unrestricted NATO membership, Gorbachev will not commit himself. He calls for a wide-ranging reshaping of both alliances; NATO should follow the example of the Warsaw Pact yesterday.

Thatcher repeats her plea for the modernisation of short-range nuclear systems. Gorbachev happily refrains from any comment. All in all, the talks have brought no new insights.