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Reference FCO 82/448
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Meeting between James Callaghan, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and Dr Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State: includes 'The Brussels Breakfast' on 13 December (1974)
Description Dr Henry Kissinger and James Callaghan discuss Vietnam and the difficulties facing the South which according to Kissinger were of the United States Congress' making through there cutting of ammunition supplies by 50 per cent. On the United Nations Kissinger said that the US would take a stronger line on it next year. US might cut down on contributions of which the oil producers could easily make up any cuts in contributions. Regarding Energy Kissinger said he thought the oil weapon would only be used again in the event of an Arab/Israeli war. Talk on Nuclear matters including Callaghan asking for US support on UK proposal for peaceful nuclear explosions (PNE).On the Middle East discussions of possible peace talks in Geneva between the Israeli's and Palestinians. Briefs on Masirah and proposed UK withdraw, Energy, Oil and the IEA, financial arrangements, economic policies and the US Trade Bill, the Middle East, Cyprus, CSCE and MBFR.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries Cyprus, United States, United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Places Africa; Britain; Canada; China; Cyprus; Diego Garcia; East of Suez; Egypt; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Middle East; Persian Gulf; South Africa; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Syria; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Venezuela; Vietnam
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Bruce, David K; Callaghan, James; Hattersley, Roy; Hussein bin Talal; Kissinger, Henry; Maitland, Donald; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Sadat, Muhammad Anwar Al
Topics Aid; Arab; Arms; Balance of Payments; Common Market; Communist; Congress; Conservation; Defence; Department of State; Detente; Draft; East-West relations; Economic policy; Economy; Elections; Energy; European integration; foreign policy; Health; Impeachment; Inflation; Japanese; Labour Party; Mid-Term elections; Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV); Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Payments; Poverty; Protectionism; Protectionist; Race; Recession; Refugees; State Department; State of the Union Message; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Trade Reform Bill; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations General Assembly; Vice President; Wages; Watergate; Welfare; White House; wire-tapping; withdrawal
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