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Reference FCO 82/445
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Visits of James Callaghan, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to USA (1974)
Description Invitation from the Council on Foreign Relations to the Secretary of State to speak to them during his trip to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly. Record of conversation between Foreign Commonwealth Secretary James Callaghan and the Kenneth Rush over CENTO and the US Administration's refusal to supply arms to Pakistan as they do not want to provoke an arms race with the Soviet Union supplying the Indians, the Russians and China supplying arms and Kissinger not objecting to Britain supplying arms to Egypt. Britain supplying arms to Chile, the Trade Bill which Jewish leaders feel strongly opposed to but which HMG feel very strongly about, Indian Nuclear Test and the US view that all countries should sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty, US view on Greece was that taking a stance could affect US base rights in Greece, Portugal coup and new government, Southern Africa, Rhodesia, NATO declaration, Euro/Arab dialogue, policy towards the Russians, CSCE and EEC renegotiation. Brief on the reorganisation of the Allied Air Forces in the Central Region of Allied Command Europe (ACE). Defensive briefs on FMBT (Future Main Battle Tank, Bridging in the 1980s, Advanced Harrier/AST 396, Defence Communications Satellite systems and Skynet II/III, American Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), Brief on US Internal Political Scene, the President, Domestic policy and economic situation. Biographies of Dr Henry Kissinger US Secretary of State, James Schlesinger US Defence Secretary, Kenneth Rush Deputy Secretary of State, Helmut (Hal) Sonnenfeldt Counsellor, State Department, Arthur A Hartman Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs and George S Vest Director, Bureau of Politics Military Affairs. Brief on British help for US Forces, facilities for US forces in the UK, USAF Augmentation Bases in UK, facilities elsewhere in the world including Germany, the Mediterranean, the South East Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia, the Far East and South West Pacific and the Caribbean. Brief on US and UK research and Development including Nuclear and Air facilities. HMG's policy towards US nuclear bases in the UK.NATO nuclear planning group matters, US/UK lines of communication arrangement. Brief on the Suez Canal, US military presence in the British sovereign bases areas of Cyprus, UK defence relations with Politically sensitive countries including sales of arms to south Africa and Chile. The Supply of Arms to Egypt and Syria. Brief on the NATO declaration and the US and the Nine. The 'General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Sale of military Spey to China. Biographical note on George Shultz Secretary of the Treasury, William Simon Director of Federal Energy Office.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United Kingdom, United States, Egypt, Algeria, Israel, Soviet Union, Pakistan, India, China, Chile, Greece, Portugal, Zimbabwe, Cyprus, Syria
Places Africa; Algiers; Ascension Island; Asia; Australia; Bahamas; Belgium; Brazil; Britain; Canada; Caribbean; Chile; China; Cuba; Cyprus; Denmark; Diego Garcia; Egypt; Europe; Fiji; France; Geneva; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Italy; Japan; Jordan; Malta; Mediterranean; Middle East; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Pakistan; Rhodesia; Russia; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; South East Asia; Southern Africa; Soviet Union; Spain; Suez Canal; Syria; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Callaghan, James; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; d'Estaing, Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard; Kissinger, Henry; Kosygin, Alexey; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Rush, Kenneth; Sadat, Muhammad Anwar Al; Scott, Hugh
Topics Aid; Arab; Armed services; Arms; Atomic Energy Commission; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; Burden sharing; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Coal; Committee of Twenty; Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Common Market; Communist; Congress; Conservation; Defence; Department of Defense; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; East-West relations; Economy; EDIP (NATO Defence Programme); Elections; Energy; Environment; European integration; European Security; Exports; foreign policy; Great Powers; Health; Impeachment; Inflation; Labour Party; Mid-Term elections; Ministry of Defence; Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV); Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); NASA; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Office of Management and Budget; Oil; organisation; Payments; Pentagon; Protectionism; Race; Recession; Shipping; State Department; Strikes; Supreme Court; Tariffs; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Trade Reform Bill; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Vietnam War; Warsaw Pact; Watergate; Welfare; White House; withdrawal; Year of Europe
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