Western ambassadors call Berlin border closing serious

August 14 1961
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BONN, Aug. 14, 1961 (UPI) -- West German foreign minister Heinrich von Brentano and the American, British and French ambassadors met today. They agreed the new Communist border repressions were "very serious." -- A British spokesman said that any strategy decided on to combat the sealing of the Berlin border zone would be coordinated by the Western Ambassadorial Committee in Washington. The American, French and British ministers left the meeting to report to their governments immediately on the talk.

The Western powers were reported readying a sharp protest to Russia against closing the border in violation of four-power agreements.

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