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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • June 30, 1956

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, 'The Main Themes of Pakistan’s Diplomatic Activities'

    The report claimed that the two main themes of Pakistani diplomatic activities are 1/Winning the support of foreign leaders for its position on the Kashmir issue and 2/Breaking away from its isolated position and resolving its financial difficulties. Pakistani diplomatic stance toward China, the Soviet Union, the United States, Great Britain, France and the Arab League was examined.

  • September 01, 1978

    'Next Steps on Pakstani Reprocessing Issue,' US Embassy Paris cable 29233 to State Department

    Summary of a meeting with French non-proliferation advisor Andre Jacoment. Discussion of the consequences of the French government's cancellation of a project to build a plutonium reprocessing plant at Chashma, Pakistan.

  • September 03, 1978

    'Pakistan Reprocessing vs. French Commercial Deals,' Embassy Islamabad cable to State Department

    Report on status of France-Pakistan deal for saviem trucks, which was connected with the recently canceled plutonium reprocessing plant project.

  • September 05, 1978

    'Ambassador’s Talk with General Zia,' Embassy Islamabad cable to State Department

    Ambassador Hummel describes a conversation with General Zia. They discussed the cancellation of the French reprocessing project, disputes over the Pakistani-Afghan border, and the Central Treaty Organization (CENTRO).

  • September 07, 1978

    'Next Steps on Pakistan Reprocessing Deal,' State Department Cable 227260 to US Embassy France

    The United States wants a public announcement from the French that the Pakistan plutonium reprocessing plant project is officially canceled.

  • September 13, 1978

    'Smith-Jacomet Meeting: French Position on Cancellation of Pakistan Reprocessing Plant Contract,' US Embassy Vienna cable to State Department

    Summary of meeting between Gerald C. Smith and Andre Jacomet. France refuses to give a public announcement about the cancellation of the Pakistan reprocessing plant project due to fears of controversy in France.

  • September 19, 1978

    'French Export of Centrifuges for Pakistani Reprocessing Plant,' State Department cable to Paris Embassy 237312

    Request for the Paris Embassy to discreetly look into an export license granted to the French company Robatel to export centrifuges to Pakistan.

  • September 21, 1978

    'Update on French Pakistani Reprocessing Situation,' Paris Embassy cable 31253 to State Department

    Andre Jacomet denied that a license had been issued to Robatel to export centrifuges to Pakistan. He also discussed the possibility of France issuing a higher level demarche on the cancellation of the Pakistan reprocessing plant project.