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June 23, 1963

BULGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY (ANGELOV), CABLE TO BULGARIAN EMBASSY, ANKARA

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    Deputy Forieng Minister Lubomir Angelov transmits to Bulgaria's embassy in Turkey information from Bulgarian Ambassador to Great Britain Radenko Grigorov. Angelov's message is handwritten and reports news about Soviet and US submarine presence in the Mediterranean, which initially Grigorov acquired from Turkey's ambassador to Great Britain.
    "Bulgarian Foreign Ministry (Angelov), Cable to Bulgarian Embassy, Ankara," June 23, 1963, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic Archive, Opis 5s, a.e. 56, p. 115. Translated by Greta Keremidchieva and edited by Jordan Baev. Obtained by the Bulgarian Cold War Research Group. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116263
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OUTGOING CABLE Nr. 5190

From: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

To: Ankara

According to information from [Bulgarian Ambassador Radenko] Grigorov from London, the Turkish Ambassador has told him that US submarines visit the Turkish waters, thus constituting a more powerful defensive nuclear weapon and that Turkey had agreed for the creation of NATO fleet, equipped with Polaris missiles. According to the Ambassador, there was a Soviet submarine in the Mediterranean Sea.

[Deputy Foreign Minister] ANGELOV[1]

23 June 1963

Ciphered and delivered

on 24 June 1963

Notes

[1] Lubomir Angelov – Ambassador to Yugoslavia (1953-1956), Charge d’Affaires to Great Britain (1957-1958), Deputy Foreign Minister (1958-1966).