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Reference FCO 82/305
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Possible visits of Prime Minister Edward Heath to the USA (1973)
Description Pros and cons of a visit by the Prime Minister to Washington before Christmas. Early discussion between the Prime Minister and President Nixon could be viewed as an advantage from a Middle East point of view however the Israeli Government would probably feel anxious and might stimulate a campaign that the Prime Minister was going to Washington in response to blackmail by his Arab masters. Notes for Supplementaries on Watergate/criticism of President Nixon; Assurances about future tape recording of the Prime Minister's conversations; procedures in the UK; telephone conversations; Oil and Energy cooperation; the US state of alert/failure to help the US in promoting ceasefire; Britain in the fire line; transatlantic relations; future of the Alliance; the Middle East; Anglo/US consultation on the Middle East; European Declaration and the Oil threat.
Date 1973
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Places Britain; Cuba; Eastern Europe; Egypt; Europe; Geneva; Hanoi; Ireland; Israel; Middle East; New Zealand; Northern Ireland; Soviet Union; Spain; Suez Canal; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Callaghan, James; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Heath, Edward; Sadat, Muhammad Anwar Al; Wilson, Harold
Topics Agriculture; Arab; Coal; Congress; Defence; Department of State; Detente; Draft; Economic policy; Education; Elections; Energy; foreign policy; Impeachment; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; The Nine; Trade; troops; United Nations; Watergate; White House; withdrawal; Year of Europe
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