TELEGRAM FROM SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTER A.A. GROMYKO TO A.I. MIKOYANCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationSoviet refusal to join the Cubans in firing at American planes."Telegram from Soviet Foreign Minister A.A. Gromyko to A.I. Mikoyan" November 18, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVP RF; copy obtained by NHK, provided to CWIHP, and on file at National Security Archive, Washington, D.C.; translation by John Henriksen, Harvard University http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110445
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I am transmitting instructions from the Authorities.
If our Cuban friends address you in reference to their decision on firing at American planes, then they should be told the following:
In view of the fact that decision on firing at American planes was not submitted to our approval, we do not consider it possible to take part in this. For this reason, we have given instructions to our military men not to open fire on American planes.