June 16, 1961
DEPARTMENT OF STATE MEMORANDUM OF CONVERSATION, 'THE DIMONA REACTOR'
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get citationThe State Department made plans to brief Arab governments on the US visit to Dimona, but Deputy Assistant Secretary Armin Meyer asked Ambassador Harman if his government would be willing to work with US representatives at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting to make an announcement of the visit to Dimona and also to undertake quiet discussions at the meeting about a possible neutral visit to Dimona. Harman, however, objected to an IAEA role in the Dimona matter until the rest of the world had accepted the idea of inspections and he wanted Washington to coordinate any visit by neutral scientists."Department of State Memorandum of Conversation, 'The Dimona Reactor'," June 16, 1961, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RG 59, DF, 884A.1901/6-1661. Originally published in Avner Cohen and William Burr, eds., National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book #547 (April 21, 2016). https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/123844