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  • August 09, 1973

    Memorandum of Conversation, 'French Nuclear Discussion'

    Transcript of conversation between Kissinger and Schlesinger. Kissinger wants to make Galley "drool" by keeping him interested without actually giving anything up. Kissinger worries about what the British want in terms of Polaris and notes that putting the French on the same footing as the U.S. would scare the British enough to get their point across.

  • August 10, 1973

    Intelligence Note, Polish Embassy in Bucharest, 'Regarding Soviet-Romanian Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance'

    The Polish Embassy in Romania reports on the changed text to the updated Soviet-Romanaian treaty. The main differences were the exclusion of references to West Germany, the Warsaw Pact, and obligations of mutual military assistance.

  • August 15, 1973

    Letter, Ahmet H. Ozbudun to C.V. Narasimhan, "'Abduction' and Re-Emergence of Former Korean Presidential Candidate"

    Ozbudun sends Narasimhan a letter concerning the abduction and re-emergence of Kim Dae Jung, a former Korean presidential candidate.

  • August 16, 1973

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai and Pham Van Dong

    Zhou Enlai discusses his concerns regarding US negotiations in Cambodia.

  • August 17, 1973

    Memorandum of Conversation, 'Visit of French Defense Minister Galley; Strategic Programs'

    Kissinger wants to help the French without giving them too much. Foster thinks that the French have the worst missile program in the world, while the Chinese have the best. He thinks the best thing we can do is to look at their designs and offer suggestions, especially in regards to forming their objectives and planning how to meet them. Foster notes that any help we give to the French is perceived as a full commitment, so Kissinger warns that we must remain “cold-blooded.”

  • August 20, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Re Your Draft Memorandum to M[inister] dd 17 August'

    A Dutch memorandum on the possibilities of the government recognizing North Korea.

  • August 22, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'North Korea'

    D.W. Baron van Lynden counsels the Minister not to recognize North Korea unless both Koreas accede to the United Nations AND the Communist countries recognize South Korea. 4 June 1973 memorandum attached.

  • August 22, 1973

    Letter, Ahmet H. Ozbudun to C.V. Narasimhan, "'Suspension' of Activities of UNCURK?"

    Ozbudun sends Narasimhan a letter on "suspension" of activities of UNCURK.

  • August 24, 1973

    Memorandum, from Holsey G. Handyside, Director of Politico-Military Affairs, Office of Atomic Energy and Aerospace, to Seymour Weiss, 'Speculation: Possibility of High Level Contact Between US and French Governments'

    This speculates on the French/U.S. missile connection and notes that Blancard is probably a key player, having most likely met with officials in Washington. Blancard would have reported any such talks to Galley, and so Schlesinger will need to be properly informed about the situation before meeting with Galley.

  • August 29, 1973

    Internal memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'North Korea'

    A memorandum on North Korea’s claim to be the sole legal representative of Korea in the context of the United Nations.

  • August 29, 1973

    Telegram from Pyongyang, No.061.360, Urgent, SECRET

    The document mentions a forthcoming North Korean condemnation of Kim Dae-jung's abduction in Tokyo by KCIA agents. The author states that the declaration will ask Lee Hu-rak to be removed from co-presidency of the North-South Coordination Committee. Pyongyang seeks Romanian support in publicizing the North Korean position.

  • August 30, 1973

    Scowcroft to Kissinger on the Meeting with Galley

    Scowcroft briefs Kissinger for his meeting with Galley. This lengthy document includes information on what the French are specifically asking for, the outline for the meeting (as proposed by Kissinger, himself), Foster’s notes for the meeting expanded, and a reminder to discuss underground testing.

  • August 30, 1973

    Letter, Melih Ercin to His Excellency Kurt Waldheim containing 'Report of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea'

    A report of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea, covering the period from 19 August 1972 through 30 August 1973.

  • August 30, 1973

    Text of August 29th Statement by Director Hu Rak Lee, Seoul Co-Chairman of the South-North Coordinating Committee regarding the South-North Dialogue

    Text of August 29th Statement by Director Hu Rak Lee, Seoul Co-Chairman of the South-North Coordinating Committee regarding the South-North Dialogue.

  • August 31, 1973

    Memorandum of Conversation with Robert Galley, August 31, 1973

    Discussion between Galley and Blancard with Kissinger, Foster and Sonnenfeldt held in secret. Kissigner wishes to give the strategic assessment of France followed by Foster’s specific observances. Kissinger notes that the Soviets are expanding rapidly, and there is a need for a warning system. They discuss the importance of building up a deterrent, and the U.S. thinks it is feasible to assist the French in this regard. The French are asking for clarifications and information on MIRV and MRV. Kissinger discusses how these exchanges are not going through the normal channels, stressing the need for secrecy, though Congressional approval may be needed for some points, and they conclude by setting up a time for Foster to come to France.

  • September 05, 1973

    Memorandum of Conversation—Kissinger and Schlesinger

    Kissinger and Schlesinger discuss possible concessions to France in light of potential changes in their government. Other topics of discussion include foreign relations with the Middle East, MIRV, and security in Europe.

  • September 06, 1973

    Letter, Ahmet H. Ozbudun to C.V. Narasimhan, "Impact of UNCURK's Recommendation for Its Dissolution"

    Ozbudun sends Narasimhan a letter on impact of UNCURK's recommendation for its dissolution.

  • September 06, 1973

    Concluding Observations of UNCURK Report

    Principal Secretary Ahmet Ozbudun sends Narasimhan the concluding observations of United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea report.

  • September 06, 1973

    Press Release, "UNCURK Annual Report Recommends Dissolution of Commission"

    Advance press release on UNCURK annual report on recommendation of dissolution of commission.

  • September 09, 1973

    Cryptogram No 1144 from Polish Embassy in Beijing, Romanian Diplomats in China

    The Polish Embassy in Beijing reports that the Romanian ambassador is taking a hard line towards diplomats from other European socialist countries, avoiding contact, boycotting their receptions, and providing disinformation to them.