Statement on Coup in Soviet Union

Ambassador Komplektov briefly spoke to reporters after meeting with Assistant Secretary of State Eagleburger in the Department of… read more

Ambassador Komplektov briefly spoke to reporters after meeting with Assistant Secretary of State Eagleburger in the Department of State. Referring to the coup by communist hard-liners in the Soviet Union which occurred the previous day, Ambassador Komplektov said he transmitted a statement from the hard-liners stating the new leadership would continue the political and economic reforms begun by the administration of Soviet President Gorbachev. The new government would also continue to encourage good relations between the Soviet Union and the U.S. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Statement on Coup in Soviet Union

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Program ID:
20710-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 19, 1991

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  • Aug 19, 1991 | 9:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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