The President met this morning with Governing Mayor Dietrich Stobbe of Berlin for a discussion of the current international situation.
The President explained U.S. policies concerning Afghanistan, Iran, and East-West relations in the light of the Afghanistan and Iranian crises. In reply, Governing Mayor Stobbe stressed the need for the closest cooperation between the United States and the European Allies in response to these crises.
Governing Mayor Stobbe briefed the President on the situation in Berlin, and the President stressed the United States firm commitment to the city's freedom and prosperity.
The President reiterated his determination that a United States team will not participate in the Moscow Olympic games. Governing Mayor Stobbe expressed his view that German participation in the Moscow games would be inconceivable in the absence of the United States.