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Reference FCO 82/194
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Visit by Sir Burke Trend, Cabinet Secretary, to United States, July (1972)
Description Briefs for Sir Burke Trend, Secretary to the Cabinet, visit to the US to meet Dr Henry Kissinger on SALT, MBFR, Security Conference, the US/German offset agreement, burden sharing in NATO. Points of potential friction in between UK and US policy include the US desire to involve the UK in creation of a South East Asian neutral bloc, the President's intention to deal with the North Vietnamese without inhibition except the use of nuclear weapons, continuing US hostility to India and US suspicion that the Indians are merely pawns of the Soviet Union, US intention to give military aid to Pakistan, US plans to create a neutral bloc at the western end of the Persian Gulf, the US view that an Arab/Israeli settlement cannot be based upon the principle of total withdrawal from occupied territories. Brief on Soviet intentions in Europe, the Western posture in UN and US/European relations. Record of discussions with Dr. Kissinger on the Far East and South Asia, the Middle East, Northern Ireland, Defence and Security in Europe, Defence and Security in Europe and European Union, MBFR, SALT II, Nuclear matters and the Caribbean.
Date 1972
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United Kingdom, United States, Soviet Union, Pakistan, Israel
Places Asia; Australia; Bangladesh; Belgium; Britain; Canada; Caribbean; China; Eastern Europe; Egypt; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Hanoi; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; Libya; Middle East; Northern Ireland; Pakistan; Persian Gulf; Poland; Rhodesia; Russia; Saudi Arabia; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Thailand; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Venezuela; Vietnam
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Johnson, Alexis; Kissinger, Henry; Sadat, Muhammad Anwar Al
Topics Aid; Arab; Arms; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; Burden sharing; Coal; Communist; Concorde; Congress; Defence; Department of Defense; Department of State; Detente; Draft; Economy; Elections; Energy; European Economic Community; European integration; European Security; Exports; foreign policy; Inflation; Japanese; Ministry of Defence; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Payments; Pentagon; Protectionism; Protectionist; State Department; Trade; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; United Nations; Vietnam War; Warsaw Pact; White House; withdrawal
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