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December 31, 1975

MEMORANDUM FROM GEORGE S. SPRINGSTEEN, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, TO NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER BRENT SCOWCROFT, 'NUCLEAR SUPPLIERS GUIDELINES'

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    This document comprises the instructions which the White House approved for the September 1975 suppliers’ meeting. At the November meeting, the suppliers completed negotiations on guidelines. Basic provisions included agreement to seek assurances by recipients of supplies not to produce nuclear explosive devices, physical security for installations and materials, transfer of trigger list items only under IAEA safeguards, restraint in transfer of sensitive technologies, facilities and materials, and the encouragement of supplier involvement in, and multinational controls over, sensitive installations. Appended to the guidelines was a two page “trigger list” based on the Zangger Committee’s list.
    "Memorandum from George S. Springsteen, Executive Secretary, to National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, 'Nuclear Suppliers Guidelines'," December 31, 1975, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, State Department release from P-reels. Obtained and contributed by William Burr. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119820
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