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Directives to the Delegation of the USSR at the XXIII Session of the General Assembly of the UN on the question about the Memorandum of the Government of the USSR about Some Urgent Measures for the Termination of the Arms Race and Disarmament

This document contains a list of directives to the Soviet delegation at the 23rd Session of the UNGA which focus on a Soviet government memorandum that was submitted by the Soviet government for addition to the session's agenda. The initial directives instruct the delegation to emphasize the urgency that, to the Soviet government, befits the serious need to terminate the arms race and start making concrete steps towards disarmament. Later directives call attention to discussions held between the Soviet government and those of other socialist countries, as well as additions to the resolution of the UNGA proposed by Western countries that the Soviet government finds unacceptable. Nonetheless, the delegation is to bring the Memorandum to the attention of the Eighteen Nation Disarmament Committee (ENCD) for consideration.

April 15, 1968

Directive Sent to the Soviet Ambassador, Havana

Soviet guidance to its ambassador in Havana on the establishment of a Latin American nuclear free zone. Soviet concerns are voiced about the possibility of the treaty impeding on the transit of nuclear weapons in large areas of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

November 7, 1967

25th Meeting of Non-Aligned Group with Discussion on Peaceful Nuclear Explosions

Mexican and Brazilian representatives disagree on if peaceful nuclear explosions (PNEs) are allowed by the Latin American treaty.

June 13, 1967

Telegram from Ambassador Trivedi, 'Non-Aligned Meeting'

Different points of Mexico and Brazil on the denuclearization treaty of Latin America

February 28, 1967

Telegram from Ambassador Trivedi on Eighteen Nation Committee on Disarmament

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

May 11, 1967

Telegram from the Indian Embassy of Brazil, 'Statement Made on 9th May 1967 by the Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil'

On May 9, Brazil signed the Treaty of Tlatelolco to ban nuclear weapons in Latin America.

June 25, 1977

Ministry of External Affairs, (AMS Division), 'The Nuclear Issue in Latin America'

Nuclear proliferation in Latin America.

November 27, 1981

Telegram No.: MEX/104/1/81, Secretary Haig’s Visit to Mexico (November 23-24)

The US ratified additional protocol I to the Treaty of Tlateloco for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in Latin America.