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Reference FCO 82/444
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Meetings between Richard Nixon, US President, and Harold Wilson, UK Prime Minister (1974)
Description Brief for Prime Minister's visit to Brussels and his bilateral meeting with President Nixon. Points for discussion include the Alliance Declaration, the Middle East, East/West relations, MBFR, trade negotiations, Oil producers' finance surpluses, British relations with Europe, Italian political situation, Indian Nuclear test, President Nixon's visit to Moscow. Brief on the President Nixon's position and the prospect of impeachment due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Letter regarding Sir Peter Ramsbotham conversation with Henry Kissinger concerning the press saying that Watergate had undermined the President, and by implication Kissinger's, ability to conduct American foreign policy. Parliamentary questions regarding the Prime Minister's meeting with President Nixon. Notes on talks with Dr Kissing concerning Community/US Relations, US/Europe Declarations, NATO alliance differences, Burden Sharing, US troop reductions, the Middle East, Energy, US criticism of bilateral deals, US criticism of bilateral deals, Inflation in the US and CIA activities in the UK.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries United States, United Kingdom, India, Italy, Soviet Union
Places Britain; China; Egypt; Europe; Geneva; Israel; Middle East; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States of America
People Maitland, Donald; Nixon, Richard M; Wilson, Harold
Topics British Embassy; Burden sharing; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Congress; Defence; Department of State; Detente; Draft; Energy; foreign policy; Health; Impeachment; Inflation; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; Supreme Court; The Nine; Trade; Trade unions; Watergate; White House; withdrawal
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