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June 13, 1962

TELEGRAM FROM POLISH EMBASSY IN HAVANA (JELEń), 13 JUNE 1962

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    Rapacki asks for more information on the rumor regarding equipping the FRG (Federal Republic of Germany) with atomic weapons.
    "Telegram from Polish Embassy in Havana (Jeleń), 13 June 1962," June 13, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Szyfrogramy from Hawana 1962, 6/77 w-82 t-1264, Polish Foreign Ministry Archive (AMSZ), Warsaw. Obtained by James G. Hershberg (George Washington University) and translated by Margaret K. Gnoinska (Troy University). https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115748
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Ciphergram No. 8791

Dispatched from Havana on 06.13.1962 at 9:30 and received at 06.13.1962 at 17:00

Came to the Decoding Department at 06.13.1962 at 17:10

To: [Deputy Foreign Minister Jozef] WINIEWICZ, Very Urgent, For Immediate Delivery

From: [Foreign Minister Adam] RAPACKI

Prensa Latina is reporting that a decision has been made regarding equipping the FRG [Federal Republic of Germany] in atomic weapons. Report immediately how it is looking, because [this information] would change the whole concept of my statement today, as well as the talks regarding the communiqué and my visit.