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Reference FCO 7/1431
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Briefing for Prime Minister's discussions with President Nixon, especially Vietnam, Warsaw Pact and SALT (1969)
Description Briefing for the Prime Minister Harold Wilson's meeting with President Richard Nixon which includes SALT, the proposed European Security Conference, the Middle East, Vietnam, Nigeria, and the Centrifuge project. Report of discussions between President Nixon's official and UK officials that took place during President Nixon's stopover in the UK to refuel on his return from his visit to Asia which included Henry Kissinger take on US Asian policy, Vietnam and the domino theory and the hope of stimulating Asian countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, into taking initiatives on themselves although the US would maintain existing treaty commitments. Kissinger also comments on India/Pakistan relations and the support of the US against each other over Kashmir as well as the Russian Summit and Russia's relationship with China. A General brief on SALT including US preparations, consultations with allies and MIRV. Background briefs on Warsaw pact countries and Finnish initiative and Harpsund meeting, Vietnam and arms embargo on Nigeria.
Date 1969
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe, Asia Pacific
Countries United States, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Nigeria, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Pakistan, China, Soviet Union
Places Africa; Asia; Australia; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; China; Czechoslovakia; Eastern Europe; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Hanoi; India; Indonesia; Iran; Israel; Japan; Korea; Laos; Middle East; New Zealand; Nigeria; Pakistan; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Thailand; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Hussein bin Talal; Kosygin, Alexey; Phouma, Prince Souvanna; Volcker, Paul
Topics Aid; Anglo-Malaysian Defence Agreement; Arab; Arms; Atomic Energy Commission; Balance of Payments; Centrifuge Project; Communist; Conference on European Security (CES); Defence; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; East-West relations; Elections; Energy; European integration; European Security; Finnish initiative; Group of Ten; Japanese; Ministry of Defence; Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV); Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); Mutual force reductions; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Pacification; Payments; Protectionism; Race; State Department; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties; Textiles; Trade; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; United Nations; United Nations General Assembly; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Warsaw Pact; White House; withdrawal
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