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  • January 19, 1967

    Letter, UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan to UNCURK Officer-in-Charge Syrovy

    Letters between Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan and Officer-in-Charge Bedrich Syrovy concern logistical support for the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea.

  • January 24, 1967

    Statement, Permanent Mission of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic to the United Nations to His Excellency U Thant

    Permanent Mission of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic sends U Thant a statement on the issue of 1966 budget to the United Nations.

  • January 27, 1967

    Letter, UNCURK Officer-in-Charge Syrovy to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, concerning ROK Political Situation

    Officer-in-Charge Bedrich Syrovy reports to Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan about the South Korean domestic political situation and forthcoming election.

  • February 02, 1967

    Memo, CSSR Mission to Secretary-General U Thant, Concerning Czechoslovak Contribution to the UN

    The Permanent Mission of Czechoslovakia to the UN outlines specificities concerning the Government of Czechoslovak Socialist Republic's contribution to the UNs 1966 regular budget.

  • February 07, 1967

    Draft Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons

    Euratom Commission Draft proposed by the US Government to the USSR. Contains six articles detailing the obligations and responsibilities of nuclear weapons and non-nuclear weapons states.

  • February 10, 1967

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Nekunam to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning Eighth US Army Logistical Support to UNCURK

    Principal Secretary Ali Nekunam reports to Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan on the Eight US Army's extension of logistical support to UNCURK and enclosed a letter from Deputy Chief of Staff Allan G. Pixton to Political Affairs Officer Bedrich Syrovy which details the extension.

  • February 16, 1967

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Nekunam to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Principal Secretary Ali Nekunam writes to Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan and encloses his notes and UNCURK documents concerning the Republic of Korea's international, national, and economic developments during 31 January - 13 February 1967.

  • February 16, 1967

    Telegram from the Indian Embassy in Mexico on Latin American Denuclearization Treaty

    This telegram comprehensively evaluates the Latin American Denuclearization Treaty

  • February 22, 1967

    US Department of State, Oral Note, 'Interpretations Regarding Draft Non-Proliferation Treaty Formulations'

    As an assurance to the Germans and other NATO allies, ACDA and the State Department drew up a memorandum on the interpretation of the NPT draft treaty. The key point was that the treaty “deals only with what is prohibited, not what is permitted.”

  • February 23, 1967

    Letter, UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan to UNCURK Principal Secretary Nekunam, Concerning Support to UNCURK

    Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan responds to Principal Secretary Ali Nekunam's letter informing him about the continuation of the Eighth U.S. Army's logistical support to UNCURK.

  • February 28, 1967

    Telegram from Ambassador Trivedi on Eighteen Nation Committee on Disarmament

    Discussion of the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones.

  • March 01, 1967

    Research Memorandum REU-13 from Thomas L. Hughes to the Secretary, 'Reasons for West German Opposition to the Non-Proliferation Treaty'

    By the late winter/early spring of 1967, controversy over the NPT was hurting US-West German relations, placing them at perhaps their lowest point during the Cold War. While this report suggested that West Germany would ultimately sign the Treaty, despite objections, only weeks later the INR issued another report wondering whether Bonn was trying to wreck the NPT.

  • March 01, 1967

    Gottfried William Moser, ACDA/Bureau of International Relations, 'Consultations with the FRG'

    In this report and after criticism over the NPT in West Germany, ACDA official G. William Moser looked into the chronology of U.S.-West German interactions. Noting that Washington had “stood foursquare with [the FRG] on the question of maintaining the MLF option under a non-proliferation treaty,” he highlighted a decision made by Rusk on 18 October 1966 to defer consultations with Bonn until he was sure that the Soviets were “serious” about the new Article I language. He concluded that Washington may need to explain Rusk's rationale.

  • March 03, 1967

    Research Memorandum REU-14 from Thomas L. Hughes to the Secretary, 'How Major NATO Countries View the Prospect of an ABM Deployment'

    Despite new information that the Soviet Union was deploying anti-ballistic missile defenses around Moscow, the United States had not yet decided to deploy its own ABM defenses (although a decision would be made later in the year) and there was some hope that U.S.-Soviet talks would prevent an ABM race. If, however, talks failed, some NATO allies worried about the “adverse consequences” of an ABM race, especially whether having an ABM system might incline Washington toward risk taking.

  • March 10, 1967

    US Embassy Bonn Telegram 10500 to State Department, 'Ambassador Foster’s Meeting with Chancellor Kiesinger'

    To try to strengthen West German confidence, ACDA director William C. Foster met with Chancellor Kiesinger, who expressed concern about the danger of “erosion” and “uncertainty” in U.S.-West German relations and the need for more time for consultations. Kiesinger’s “own idea was that it would have been better …to have discussed all aspects of non-proliferation ‘behind locked doors’ before any intention of signing the treaty had become public.”

  • March 10, 1967

    Note on Meeting of the Non-Aligned Group at the Eighteen Nation Committee on Disarmament

    Disagreement between representatives of Mexico and the UAR on the non-aligned group developing a common position.

  • March 13, 1967

    Memorandum, Central Intelligence Agency, 'Guidelines on Svetlana (Stalin) Defection'

    A CIA officer provides guidance to AMCOMLIB on minimal RL coverage of Svetlana’s defection and avoidance of immediate commentaries on the issue to minimize Soviet perceptions that the US is publicly exploiting the defection.

  • March 16, 1967

    Letter from Canadian Embassy, British Interests Section, W. H. G. Fletcher to P. A. Rhodes of the Foreign Office

    Third Secretary of the Romanian Embassy reports that Romania is eager to "widen their horizons" and “are now anxious to contact us and probably other western missions.”

  • March 17, 1967

    Research Memorandum RAR-8 from George C. Denney, Jr., to the Secretary, 'The Latin American Nuclear Free Zone: Pluses and Minuses'

    The treaty creating the Latin American Nuclear Free Zone (LANFZ) was signed at Tlatelolco, Mexico, on 14 February 1967. Taking a close look at key provisions, INR found that the entry into force provisions included loopholes which “unenthusiastic” states could use so the treaty did not cover their territory.

  • March 18, 1967

    South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Nuclear Proliferation Problem'

    Summary of the United States-South Africa Atomic Energy Bilateral. South Africa's sale of source material to France was the subject of some disagreement between the two parties, with the Americans worried that sale of this material would be in violation of the non-proliferation treaty.