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Reference FCO 82/185
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Political relations between United States and UK (1972)
Description Notes for Supplementaries on the US elections and President Nixon's victory, press reports that Nixon will be coming to Europe, Vietnam and the continuation of the War by the US and why the US do not settle immediately, as well as the prospects for peace in Vietnam, why the US continue to bomb North Vietnam and the mining of North Vietnamese ports. Actions taken by the UK Government to bring about an end to the hostilities in Vietnam and UK Government's policy in Indo-China in the event of a peace settlement, the Consulate General in Hanoi and the US bombing of North Vietnam. Questions in the House of Commons. UK arms sold to the US used in Vietnam. The Middle East and UK/US consultations on the situation including US policy. Ireland and support for the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the US including statements by Senator Kennedy and arms supplies for the IRA through the US. European Security and Nuclear matters including mutually balanced force reductions (MBFR) and US force levels in Europe. Nuclear sharing and US government restrictions on the supply of nuclear military knowledge by the UK to third countries while the 1958 Anglo/US Agreement on co-operation on the uses of Atomic Energy for mutual defence purposes continues. Trade and Monetary problems including World Trade negotiations, US protectionist measures, the Committee of Twenty and US proposals on Monetary Reform. US/European economic community relations and US reactions to the European summit. Dick Campbell, Dr Kissinger's Private Secretary discussed restructuring within the White House Administration as well as in-fighting in which both Erlichman and Haldeman were vulnerable. Also discussed were Vietnam and the Paris Peace talks, the Middle East, US/Soviet dealings for the cohesion of the Alliance and MBFR. US and UK relations including US shipbuilding subsidies not applicable to UK companies ordering ships in US shipyards. Kissinger's team in Paris includes Winston Lord, Peter Rodman, John Negroponte, Alexander Haig and William Sullivan.
Date 1972
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries China, Ireland, Vietnam, United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union
Places Australia; Britain; Canada; China; Denmark; Europe; Geneva; Hanoi; Hungary; Indonesia; Ireland; Irish Republic; Laos; Middle East; Northern Ireland; Poland; Rhodesia; South Vietnam; Spain; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Amery, Julian; Baker, Kenneth; Brezhnev, Leonid; Campbell, Dick; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Green, Marshall; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Negroponte, John; Rodman, Peter; Stoessel, Walter; Wilson, Harold; Winston Lord
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arms; British Embassy; Coal; Committee of Twenty; Common Market; Communist; Congress; Defence; Department of State; Draft; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; European Economic Community; European integration; European Security; Exports; foreign policy; Free trade; Health; Inflation; International Monetary Fund; Irish Republican Army (IRA); Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; organisation; Protectionist; State Department; State of the Union Message; Tariffs; Terrorism; The Nine; Trade; Treasury; troops; United Nations; Wages; White House; withdrawal
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