October 17, 1974
MEMORANDUM FROM WINSTON LORD, FRED IKLé, AND HELMUT SONNENFELDT TO THE SECRETARY, 'FOLLOW-UP WITH FRENCH ON NUCLEAR EXPORT CONTROLS'
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get citationWith an approach to the Soviets already in the works, Kissinger’s top advisers emphasized the importance of a parallel approach to the French, given their centrality to the prospects for a suppliers’ group. While no one could be sure whether the French would abandon their “case-by-case” approach to nuclear exports, the advisers believed that the French disliked nuclear proliferation and wished to remain the only nuclear weapons state in Western Europe."Memorandum from Winston Lord, Fred Iklé, and Helmut Sonnenfeldt to the Secretary, 'Follow-up with French on Nuclear Export Controls'," October 17, 1974, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Policy Planning Staff, box 369, WL Sensitive Non-China. Obtained and contributed by William Burr. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119782