Publication: Daily Mail

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  • Title Tear down Berlin Wall Reagan tells Russia
  • Author Dickie, John
  • Publication Title Daily Mail
  • Collection Daily Mail
  • Date Saturday,  June 13, 1987
  • Issue Number 28293
  • Page Number 14
  • Place of Publication London, England
  • Language English
  • Document Type Article
  • Publication Section News
  • Source Library Associated Newspapers Limited
  • Copyright Statement © Associated Newspapers Limited.
Tsar down BerlinWall Reagan tails Russia From JOHN DICKIE in Berlin PRESIDENT REAGAN stood at the Brandenburg Gate on *•■»«£ Wall yesterday and sent this message to the Soviet leader: M Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall. Cheered by 20,000 Beriiners, he pleaded: General secretary Gorbachev. If you seek peace, rf you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalisation, come here to this gate. Mr Reagan invited the Russians to join him in making Beriin the site for meetings of the United Nations. He even proposed that the Olympic Games should be held in Beriin for the first time since Hitler was the host in 1936. Gloomy Knowing his words would be heard in the East as well as the West, Mr Reagan said: 'To those listening throughout Eastern Europe, I extend my warmest greetings and the good¬ will of the American people. 'For I join you, as I join your fellow countrymen in the West, in this firm, this unalterable belief: Es gibt nur ein Beriin. (There is only one Berlin).' The reaction from Moscow was swift and gloomy. The official news agency Tass said: 'Reagan delivered an openly provocative, war-monger- ing speech in the spirit of the times of the Cold War.' On disarmament, Mr Reagan re¬ called how the Russians had walked away from the negotiating table because American cruise missiles were being deployed in Europe. He said: 'Mark this fact: Because we remained strong, the Soviets came back to the table.'