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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byThe Daily Telegraph
Date06 Dec 1994
Size50.5 x 39cm
Techniqueblack ink
Person DepictedClinton; Bill (William Jefferson) (1946-)
Yeltsin; Boris
NotesNews : A sharp blast from the Cold War blew through the European Security Conference in Budapest yesterday with an impassioned denunciation by President Yeltsin of American proposals to expand Nato memebership and a tough warning that he would not permit the Atlantis Alliance to threaten the fontiers of an isolated Russia. His outspoken attack on Washington's proposal to speed up Nato membership for central and Eastern European's was a sharp personal rebuff to President Clinton, who minutes before had told the opening session of the 52 nation Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe had the right to veto new memebers. President Yeltsin warning that such plans were "sowing the seeds of mistrust", demanded to know why Nato needed to expand. "After all, we are no longer enemies and we are practically all partners." He said that in its search for a new role Nato, a creature of the Cold War should not create "new poles of opposition", but should bring Europe closer together. Mr Yeltsin also insisted that Europe, having escaped the Cold War, should not plunge into a cold peace. With withering sarcasm, directed straight at the White House, he said ; "It is a dangerous delusion to suppose that the destinies of continents and of the world community can somehow be managed from a single capital." [Michael Binyon and Nicholas Wood, The Times, 6th December 1994]
Subjectsinternational conferences
political conflict
Presidents USA
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