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       BRIEF VON NATO-GENERALSEKRETÄR LUNS VOM 15. FEBRUAR 1978
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       ÜBER DIE AUFLISTUNG VON N-BOMBENKRITIKERN
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       (Wortlaut)
       
       Die belgische Zeitschrift "De Nieuwe" veröffentlichte am 28. Juli
       1978 das  Faksimile eines  Briefes, in  dem  NATO-Generalsehretär
       Luns den  NATO-Botschafter der USA, Bennett, über die Aufstellung
       einer "schwarzen  Liste" mit der "Hilfe meiner Freunde vom belgi-
       schen Verteidigungsministerium"  informiert. "Aufgelistet" werden
       dennach "Journalisten,  die eine  negative Haltung zur Neutronen-
       bombe und  zu gewissen Aspekten der Politik der Allianz und Ihres
       Landes (der  USA also;  d. Red.)  zeigen". Angesichts  der in den
       letzten  Wochen  bekanntgewordenen  Neigung  von  Bundesbehörden,
       "schwarze Listen" aller Art anzulegen, ist dringend zu fragen, ob
       Luns oder Bennett auch im Bonner Verteidigungsministerium Listen-
       "Freunde" gefunden haben.
       Nachstehend dokumentieren  wir das  Faksimile aus "De Nieuwe". D.
       Red.
       
       ORGANISATION DU TRAITÉ DE L'ATLANTIQUE NORD
       NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION
       
       LE SECRÉTAIRE GÉNÉRAL
       SECRETARY GENERAL             BRUSSEL, 15 February 1978
       
       Dear Mr. Bennett,
       
       I regret  that owing to my official duties it will be hardly pos-
       stible for  us to  see each  other as we had agreed upon earlier.
       Today, as you know, I am saying my farewells to my countryman Am-
       bassador Hartogh  and on Friday, the same to Georg Leber in Bonn.
       Therefore, I am sending you this short note.
       Going back  to our  previous talks  I am willing to tell you that
       with the help of my friends from the Belgian Defence Ministry the
       listing of  the journalists showing negative attitude to the neu-
       tron bomb  and to  certain aspects  of the policy of the Alliance
       and of  your country as well is under way. To avoid any complica-
       tions, we  agreed upon  having all this carefully done. There are
       also some  details to  be reconsidered since, I am afraid, one of
       our Belgian  friends is,  I would  say, overzealous  in doing his
       job.
       My friends  promised to  influence the  local Foreign Ministry to
       take appropriate  measures concerning  the N-bomb  too.  In  this
       respect it  is worth-while  considering what sort of material are
       we to  offer to  the loyal journalists and to those trom the spe-
       cial category  to interpret  the Alliance's  policy in our mutual
       interest.
       To my  opinion such  a course  of things will give better results
       than the ones we were hoping to get earlier.
       Looking forward to seeing you,
       
       (Dr. J.M.A.H. Luns)
       

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