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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • April 20, 1990

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. P. Karpov and US Secretary of State J. Baker

    Karpov and Baker discuss negotiations for reductions to strategic arms, focusing on issues with the range for air-based cruise missiles and sea-based cruise missiles.

  • June 26, 1990

    Memorandum by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'SNF negotiations'

    The document describes the state of the SNF negotiations that Italy and West Germany started pushing for in 1989.

  • January 08, 1991

    Report on Meeting of the Commission of the CC CPSU on Military Policy on 12 December 1990

    Discuss on the reform of the Soviet military and reduction of the armed forces.

  • July 27, 1994

    Letter, L. H. Evans Director General, to Mr. Tielman de Waal, Chief Executive of Armscor, Regarding Arms Sales

    The Director General Evans writes to the Chief Executive of Armscor recommending South Africa be more discreet when selling arms to other states.

  • August 05, 1994

    Cable, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, Forwarding Copy of Armscor Letter to Mission in Washington

    Copy of a letter to Washington that discusses reforms to make Armscor more centralized.

  • November 17, 1994

    Meeting Minutes, South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Meeting of the South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction discussing the status of current agreements.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-proliferation, 'Report on the Eighth Plenary Session of the PrepCom'

    Report on the Eighth Plenary Session of the Preparatory Commission for the establishment of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

  • March 14, 1995

    Report, M. Hough, Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 'Disarmament and Arms Control with Specific Reference to the RSA'

    Report on the current status of South African disarmament and arms control.

  • October 25, 1995

    Letter, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Support of the South African Bid for the Supply of Electronic Warfare Equipment to the Argentine Air Force'

    Director-General writes to the Secretary for Defence to enquire as to whether the South African tender for an electronic warfare equipment deal has been successful. He suspects that the deal has already been won by Israel.

  • September 12, 1996

    South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Backgrounder for Use During the Bilateral Discussions with Iran on Disarmament and Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction'

    Background information for use by a South African representative in bilateral discussions with Iran on disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

  • October 28, 1996

    Letter, South African Department of Foreign Affairs Director-General to the Non-Proliferation Secretariat

    Letter to D. J. van Beek, the Non-proliferation Secretary, regarding the South African National Conventional Arms Control Committee request for an interdepartmental working group on national policy on transparency in arms trade and transfers.