TELEGRAM FROM USSR FOREIGN MINISTER A. GROMYKO TO SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN HAVANA WITH A COPY SENT TO KUZNETSOV IN NEW YORKCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationGromyko tells the Ambassador to Cuba the date which dismantled materials will be removed."Telegram from USSR Foreign Minister A. Gromyko to Soviet Ambassador in Havana with a copy sent to Kuznetsov in New York" November 01, 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 http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112649
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The date for the removal of the dismantled special materials from Cuba has been set for 7 or 8 November, but not later than 10 November. This has become possible as a result of the fact that the necessity of observing strict secrecy in the transfer of the special materials has fallen away. For the removal of these materials it is now possible and advisable to use our usual ships located in Cuban ports or arriving there in the coming days, and there is no need to hide such materials in the ship holds.
It is necessary that you and Comrade Pavlov [Pliyev] to be guided by this information. Similar instructions to Comrade Pavlov are being given though the Ministry of Defense.
Confirm reception of this telegram.
[Source: AVP RF; copy obtained by NHK, provided to CWIHP, and on file at National Security Archive, Washington, D.C.; translation by John Henriksen.]