SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTER GROMYKO'S INSTRUCTIONS TO THE USSR AMBASSADOR TO THE USACITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationGromyko instructs Dobrynin to tell R. Kennedy N.S. Khruchev’s response to John F. Kennedy’s 27 October message."Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko's Instructions to the USSR Ambassador to the USA" October 28, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVP RF, copy courtesy of NSA; translation by Mark H. Doctoroff http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111840
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Quickly get in touch with R. Kennedy and tell him that you passed on to N.S. Khrushchev the contents of your conversation with him. N.S. Khrushchev sent the following urgent response.
The thoughts which R. Kennedy expressed at the instruction of the President finds understanding in Moscow. Today, an answer will be given by radio to the President's message of October 27, and that response will be the most favorable. The main thing which disturbs the President, precisely the issue of the dismantling under international control of the rocket bases in Cuba--meets no objection and will be explained in detail in N.S. Khrushchev's message.
Telegraph upon implementation.
[Source: AVP RF, copy courtesy of NSA; translation by Mark H. Doctoroff]