May 12, 1964
MEMORANDUM OF CONVERSATION BETWEEN SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN RUSK, UK FOREIGN SECRETARY BUTLER, AND FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER COUVE DE MURVILLE, 'TRIPARTITE DISCUSSION OF NON-DISSEMINATION'
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get citationIn this discussion between Rusk and the British and French Foreign Ministers, the three discuss a proposed British nonproliferation declaration. Rusk had no objection but Couve de Murville found the declaration “patronizing” because it said “in effect that we [nuclear weapons states] are sinners and don’t want others to join us in sin.”"Memorandum of Conversation between Secretary of State Dean Rusk, UK Foreign Secretary Butler, and French Foreign Minister Couve de Murville, 'Tripartite Discussion of Non-Dissemination' ," May 12, 1964, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, NARA, RG 59, Conference Files, box 349. CF 2397 NATO Mtg The Hague May 12-14, 1964 Memcons Vol. II. Contributed to NPIHP by Bill Burr. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/177768