Reply by the WEU Council to Assembly Recommendation 57 on the state of European security — establishment of a NATO nuclear force (7 December 1960)

At the 168th meeting of the Council of Western European Union (WEU), held on 7 December 1960, the Council examines Recommendation 57 of the WEU Assembly on the state of European security — establishment of a NATO nuclear force. The Council decides to follow the Assembly’s request and communicate its proposals to the North Atlantic Council at its meeting on 16 and 17 December 1960 in Paris, but the Council does not intend to report to the Assembly on the progress made within the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). As regards the substance of the Recommendation, since the problems raised are to be discussed at the NATO ministerial meeting, the Council is of the view that no useful purpose would be served by examining it further at present.

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Source: Council of the Western European Union. Extract from minutes of 168 meeting of WEU Council held on 7 Dec 60. Recommendation No. 57. CR (60) 27. 1 p.

Archives nationales de Luxembourg (ANLux). Western European Union Archives. Secretariat-General/Council’s Archives. 1954-1987. Organs of the Western European Union. Year: 1960, 02/12/1960-30/11/1961. File 202.413.07. Volume 1/1.

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