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  • April 26, 1967

    Memorandum of Conversation between Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Foreign Minister Willie Brandt, 'Non-Proliferation Treaty'

    During this meeting, Brandt and Rusk discussed the French attitude toward a West German signature on the NPT, thew problem of "duration", and suggestions for mitigating the West German concerns. Brandt said that De Gaulle “expected” Bonn to sign but if that de Gaulle was asked for advice, he would recommend that Germany not sign.

  • April 26, 1967

    Memorandum of Conversation between President Johnson and Chancellor Kiesinger

    In this conversation, Johnson and Kiesinger discussed the state of U.S.-German relations, Johnson’s irritation with German critical press coverage and public opinion, Kiesinger’s worries about the NPT and the withdrawal of U.S. forces, Johnson’s concern about the high costs of keeping troops in Western Europe, and U.S. interest in a “different relationship with the Soviet Union.”

  • May 10, 1967

    Memorandum of Conversation between Secretary of State Dean Rusk and State Secretary Baron Guttenberg, 'German Views on NPT and NATO'

    This conversation between Rusk and Baron Guttenberg, a top official on Kiesinger’s staff and the CDU foreign policy spokesperson, demonstrated that accepting Bonn’s suggestions for the NPT draft had not made it more acceptable to the West Germans. Guttenberg emphasized the importance of a limited duration clause and the need for the Soviet Union to make a “counter-concession” in exchange for a West German signature on an NPT.

  • May 24, 1967

    Memorandum of the Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Euratom in Brussels from 10-12 April 1967

    This restricted meeting considers nonproliferation primarily as a contribution to ensure peace in the world and the detent between east and west.

  • June 20, 1967

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on the Non-Aligned Countries and the Signing of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of Rajya Sabha and the Minister of External Affairs, Shri M. C. Chagla, on India's strategy to convince countries like the U.A.R. and Yugoslavia to abstain from signing the NPT until India's demands have been met.

  • September 13, 1967

    European Commission to the Council of Ministers on the Russian Draft of Article III of the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    This memo to the Council of Ministers from the Euratom Commission examines the Russian draft of Article III of the NPT. It draws attention to the gradual convergence of Russian and American positions on the control clauses of the Treaty.

  • October 05, 1967

    Aide-Memoire to Commissioner Martino by Robert Schaetzel, 'Article III of the Non-Proliferation Treaty'

    This memorandum to Commissioner Martino from Ambassador Schaetzel accepts the Soviet Draft Article III as he believes it will permit non-nuclear Euratom countries to negotiate collectively with the IAEA and permit a satisfactory verification concept.

  • October 06, 1967

    State Department Telegram 50379 to US Embassy Bonn, 'NPT'

    In this meeting with Deputy Under Secretary Eugene Rostow, West German Embassy official Georg Lilienfeld listed desiderata, including a limited y duration, assurances against Soviet blackmail, acceptable language for the safeguards article, “more balanced rights and obligations,” and non-recognition of the German Democratic Republic.

  • October 09, 1967

    Note on the American Aide-Memoire on Article III of the Non-Proliferatoin Treaty

    This note describes an American memo detailing the Soviet project to create an Article III in the Nonproliferation Treaty Note.

  • October 10, 1967

    European Commission, 'Exchange of Views on the Problems Posed by the Draft Treaty of Non-Proliferation'

    This memo to the Euratom Commission detailed the reaction of the Council of Minister on the problems in the proposed non-proliferation treaty.

  • November 13, 1967

    Aide-Mémoire on the Non-Proliferation Treaty Distributed by the US Committee for Euratom Commission

    Checklist of topics covered in discussions between the United States and the Soviet Union on Article III of the Nonproliferation Treaty.

  • December 20, 1967

    A 20 December 1967 DVO Memo about the Attitude of the Korean Leadership toward the Issues of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

    A report on the DPRK's negative attitude towards a relaxation of tensions in the international arena, based on remarks made by Kim Il Sung.

  • January, 1968

    Jan Gijssels, 'Euratom and the Draft Non-Proliferation Treaty of Nuclear Weapons in Terms of Law'

    This article by Jan Gijssels discusses the legal implications of Euratom and the proposed Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • January 18, 1968

    Presentation to the Institute of International Law Gottingen University by Felix Oboussier, 'Potential Impacts of Non-Proliferation Treaty Draft on the Euratom Treaty'

    This presentation, given by Felix Oboussier, discusses the potential impacts the NPT may have on the Euratom Treaty. He concludes that a definitive opinion on the whether or not the requirements and objections of non-nuclear member states have been fully taken into account seems premature.

  • January 23, 1968

    US Embassy Bonn Telegram 7557 to State Department, 'FRG Defense Council Meeting on NPT'

    This 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.

  • February 15, 1968

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on the Progression of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, Shri B. R. Bhagat, on the progress that has been made in the finalization of the draft of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • March 11, 1968

    Draft of the Report of the Committee of 18 Nations of the General Assembly, transmitted by the American Side

    This draft report contains updates on the 18 Nation General Assembly.

  • March 30, 1968

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Hungarian Ambassador in Delhi Péter Kós to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry on India's increasingly flexible position on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • April 12, 1968

    Memorandum, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the U.N. to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Memorandum of conversations between Hungarian delegate to the UN with Soviet, Yugoslav and Romanian counterparts on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • May 02, 1968

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on the Non-Proliferation Treaty Draft

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, Shri B. R. Bhagat, on the draft of the non-proliferation treaty and the Indian government's position.