January 23, 1968
US EMBASSY BONN TELEGRAM 7557 TO STATE DEPARTMENT, 'FRG DEFENSE COUNCIL MEETING ON NPT'
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get citationThis telegram detailed an FRG Defense Council Meeting on the NPT. While recognizing that the agreement on Article III was “progress,” Kiesinger continued to criticize the treaty’s “inflexibility,” which he saw as a danger to West Germany’s “longer term” security interests. Kiesinger, however, professed willingness to consider signing the Treaty, even to be an early signer, if Washington could comply with a few basic “requests,” such as “safeguards against Soviet pressure” and some improvements in Article III."US Embassy Bonn Telegram 7557 to State Department, 'FRG Defense Council Meeting on NPT'," January 23, 1968, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, NARA, RG 59, Subject-Numeric Files 1967-1969, DEF 18-6. Contributed to NPIHP by Bill Burr. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/177808