Treaties: A Farewell To Arms

A Farewell To Arms

Secretary of State James Baker called it "a rendezvous with history." Said Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze: "We have closed the book on World War II and started a new age." The two men were describing the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany, signed in Moscow last week by the U.S., the Soviet Union, Britain, France and the two Germanys. As Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev looked on, West German Foreign Minister Hans- Dietrich Genscher and East German Prime Minister Lothar de Maiziere affixed their signatures, followed by the foreign ministers of the four Allied powers. Then the seven...

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