Don't Nuke the Hand That Feeds You

HELMUT KOHL has a bone to pick with BORIS YELTSIN. As the largest contributor of economic aid so far to the troubled republics, Germany is just a tad ticked off by U.S. intelligence reports that the old Soviet Union continues to briskly manufacture nuclear weapons. Among them are SS-18s, SS- 25s and SS-24s traditionally aimed at Western Europe. How come? Maybe no one remembered to tell the factories to stop. Whatever the explanation, Chancellor Kohl intends to do something about it. While he will continue providing emergency rations to the republics this winter, Germany may halt financing and other long-term aid...

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