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1991 Dec 25 We
Margaret Thatcher

Remarks on the resignation of Mikhail Gorbachev as Soviet leader ("we were a threesome")

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Remarks
Venue: Outside 36 Chesham Place, London SW1?
Source: BBC online
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Time and exact venue unknown. MT was filmed entering a building.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 73 words
Themes: Foreign policy (USSR & successor states)

MT: I would be delighted if we could get together, simply delighted. I think together we could probably do more things than we could separately. And don't forget someone else who will be very anxious to help, and very sad to see Mr Gorbachev cease to be president, and that is Ron Reagan. We were a threesome, and I hope that together we managed to do quite a lot for peace and democracy.

BBC website film of reaction to Gorbachev's fall