February 26, 1992 |
NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner on Tuesday proclaimed a new era of partnership with Russia, the alliance's old Cold War foe, but said that actual Russian membership in NATO is not in the offing. "They did not request membership," he told reporters as he wrapped up a three-day visit to Russia and Ukraine.
September 21, 1990 |
Manfred Woerner, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, declared Thursday that the alliance could play a wider role in areas of conflict that affect vital Western interests such as the present Persian Gulf crisis. It was the first time that Woerner had put on record his "personal opinion" that NATO could and should do more to support the U.S.-led multinational force in Saudi Arabia.
April 2, 1993 |
NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner is heading for speaking engagements in California next week with an urgent message: The United States must retain its leadership in world affairs to ensure global stability. "California often looks toward the Pacific Rim," said the political leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in his spacious office here. "But without American leadership in Europe, the world would be more and more unstable."
August 14, 1994 |
Manfred Woerner, the former West German defense minister who led the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for six crucial years that spanned the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, died Saturday following a long battle with cancer. A statement issued at NATO headquarters here said Woerner, 59, died at his home in Brussels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1989 |
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is in its umpteenth postwar "crisis." This time, familiarly, it's Washington and London against Bonn and the rest, more or less. We want to replace NATO's short-range Lance nuclear missiles based in West Germany, while Bonn wants to throw the Lance into arms control with Moscow soon. So, what's new? We've seen this all before. As usual, there is less than meets the eye to this crisis. But for the first time there is also more. There is less because the row is, for the United States, partly self-inflicted.
August 19, 1994 |
As senior ministers from NATO's 16 member nations gather here today at a commemorative service for the alliance's late secretary general, Manfred Woerner, they will start to address the crucial issue of succession. Although Woerner, who died here Saturday, had been fighting a losing battle against cancer for more than two years, there has been little thought given to a successor.