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Reference FCO 82/184
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Political relations between United States and UK (1972)
Description Notes for supplementaries on Vietnam and the US bombing of Hanoi and the safety of the British Consulate-General, civilian North Vietnamese casualties, the dangers to the environment caused by the US rain-sowing operations in Vietnam, prospects for peace only achievable through negotiations, UK Government's efforts to bring about a peaceful settlement through discussions with the Soviet Ambassador to convey a formal appeal to Mr Gromyko to reconvene the Geneva Conference. North Vietnamese deny the UN competence and attempts to deal with Vietnam in the Security Council have always been frustrated by the unwillingness of some members of the Council to support action by the Council. The status of the British Consulate-General in Hanoi and UK recognition of North Vietnam. Bombing and mining by the US a major escalation of the War and the UK's acceptance of the US's right to mine in territorial and international waters. The UK does not place any restriction or conditions on the future or destination of arms sales to the US. US have agreed to accept up to 1000 stateless Asians from Uganda including UK passport holders which will ease the problem of resettlement. Northern Ireland and support for the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the US including arms supplies. European Security and Nuclear matters, conference on security and co-operation in Europe, mutually balanced force reductions (MBFR), US force levels in Europe, Nuclear sharing. Trade and Monetary problems including world trade negotiations, US protectionist measures, the Committee of Twenty and US proposals on monetary reform. US Government to amend restrictions on supply of nuclear military knowledge by UK government to third countries.
Date 1972
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries Ireland, Uganda, Vietnam, United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union
Places Africa; Asia; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; China; Cuba; Eastern Europe; Egypt; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Hanoi; Honduras; Iceland; India; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Korea; Laos; Latin America; Middle East; Nigeria; Northern Ireland; Pakistan; Poland; Russia; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Uganda; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Green, Marshall; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Heath, Edward; Kennedy, Edward Moore; Kissinger, Henry; Kosygin, Alexey; Laird, Melvin R; Mao Zedong; Nixon, Richard M; Royle, Anthony; Stewart, Michael; Wilson, Harold; Zhou Enlai
Topics Aid; Arms; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; Burden sharing; Committee of Twenty; Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP); Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Common Market; Communist; Congress; Conservation; Defence; Democratic Party; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; East-West relations; Economy; EDIP (NATO Defence Programme); Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; European integration; European Security; Exports; foreign policy; General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; Group of Ten; Health; International Monetary Fund; Irish Republican Army (IRA); Isolationism; Japanese; Labour Party; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); Nixon Doctrine; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; organisation; Ostpolitik; Pacification; Paris Peace Talks; Payments; Presidential candidates; Protectionism; Protectionist; Refugees; Republican Party; Shipping; State Department; State of the Union Message; Tariffs; Taxation; Terrorism; Trade; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations National Security Council; Vietnam War; Warsaw Pact; White House; withdrawal
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