June 25, 1986
Poland's deputy interior minister accused the United States and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries of training Polish dissidents for terrorist attacks against government targets at home and abroad. Wladyslaw Pozoga charged that "selection and training centers for Poles have been created in several NATO countries." He singled out West Germany but did not identify any other European country.
February 26, 1985 |
The United States warned today that it will "really get tough" with Poland if it repeats unwarranted actions against American diplomats. The announcement by White House spokesman Larry Speakes followed the U.S. expulsion of a Polish diplomat in retaliation for Poland's arresting and expelling American military attache Col. Frederick Myer and his wife from Warsaw on charges of spying. Poland dismissed the U.S.
June 17, 1987 |
The West German government filed a formal protest Tuesday with Poland over Monday's shelling of a German warship in the Baltic Sea. Chief government spokesman Friedhelm Ost said the Polish government and the Warsaw Pact powers have been asked for a "full explanation of this serious incident." On Monday, the West German tender Neckar was hit by eight rounds of 30-millimeter cannon fire from a Polish missile corvette taking part in Warsaw Pact exercises in the Baltic Sea.
February 11, 1987 |
The Polish government attacked the United States' Voice of America on Tuesday for a broadcast that said Poland has not made enough progress to justify lifting U.S. economic sanctions imposed after the declaration of martial law five years ago. Saying he was "astonished" by the broadcast, government spokesman Jerzy Urban noted that it appeared to contradict positive comments by a senior U.S.
March 27, 1986 |
After four years of glacial relations between the United States and Poland, the Soviet Union's largest and most turbulent partner, there are signs of a spring thaw in the air. In a gesture that has clearly pleased the Poles, a senior American statesman spent four days in Warsaw last week on an unannounced visit that included talks with the Polish leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Poland's Roman Catholic primate, Cardinal Jozef Glemp. The visit by Walter J. Stoessel Jr.