January 27, 1976
GEORGE VEST TO THE SECRETARY, “NUCLEAR SUPPLIERS STATUS REPORT"
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get citationIn this document regarding the final agreement, George Vest wrote Kissinger that it “served to close many of the loopholes and inadequacies of previous nuclear cooperation agreements between suppliers and recipients.” It also put the French and West Germans on record to restrict access to sensitive nuclear technologies. Nevertheless, as Vest noted, the guidelines would not prevent “indigenous” development of nuclear capabilities and “unsafeguarded developments” or the acquisition of sensitive technology."George Vest to the Secretary, “Nuclear Suppliers Status Report"," January 27, 1976, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RG 59, Office of the Counselor, 1955-77, box 7, Nuclear Suppliers Conference. Obtained and contributed by William Burr. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119821