Horst Teltschik diary

Cold War: Horst Teltschik diary (MT has “big problems” with US draft of NATO declaration) [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: 79
Themes: Defence (general), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU)

Tuesday, 26 June 1990

In the afternoon, Bob Blackwill calls me from the White House. He reports that Shevardnadze has made clear to Baker what significance Ð above all for Gorbachev Ð the final declaration of the special NATO summit possesses with regard to German unification. Blackwill asks me to agree our positions with France. Margaret Thatcher has big problems with the American draft, which goes too far for her. Therefore it is important that the USA, the Federal Republic, and France are in agreement.