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June 19, 1964

MEETING MINUTES, COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE NETHERLANDS, 'MULTILATERAL NUCLEAR FORCE'

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    Minister of Foreign Affairs Luns reports that the Secretary of State Rusk has asked him to explain the American position regarding the Multilateral Force (MLF) to Prime Minister Khrushchev on his impending visit to Russia. The main point is that the MLF is not intended to give Germany control over nuclear weapons.
    "Meeting Minutes, Council of Ministers of the Netherlands, 'Multilateral Nuclear Force'," June 19, 1964, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, National Archives, The Hague, Council of Ministers, access number 2.02.05.02, inventory number 753. Obtained and translated by Bastiaan Bouwman. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/117677
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Council of Ministers

19 June 1964

6 c. Multilateral nuclear force (See minutes c[ouncil].[of ]m[inisters]. 29 May/1 June 1964, point 8 f)

Minister [of Foreign Affairs] Luns informs the council that the American government has requested him to discuss the American position regarding the MLF with Prime Minister Khrushchev if the matter should come up during his visit to Russia. Speaker believes he can satisfy this request. He has received an aide-mémoire from Secretary [of State] Rusk, which states that the MLF is not intended to give Germany control over nuclear weapons, but to prevent that a single country could individually make use of a nuclear weapon.

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