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Start Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1971 12:28 AM

End Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1971 12:47 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:21:28

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:40:40

003-118.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 25, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 8:28 pm to 8:47 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 003-118 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 3-118

Date: May 25, 1971
Time: 8:28 pm - 8:47 pm
Location: White House Telephone

Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President.

     President's trip to Florida and Alabama
          -Weather

     Vietnam
          -Casualty figures
          -President's speech to Congress, May 28, 1971
          -Nguyen Van Thieu
          -Melvin R. Laird
          -William P. Rogers
          -President's forthcoming meeting with Thieu
                -W. Averell Harriman
                -Timing
          -Possible US proposal
                -South Vietnamese response
                      -Thieu
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                               Tape Subject Log
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     -Mansfield Amendment
     -President's forthcoming announcement
           -Importance
           -Phil [Surname unknown]
     -A meeting

US foreign policy
     -Vladimir S. Semenov                                      Conv. No. 3-118 (cont.)
     -People's Republic of China [PRC]

Vietnam
     -President's meeting with Thieu
           -Timing
     -US role
     -President's forthcoming announcement
           -Effect
     -Negotiations [?]
     -US proposal
     -President's meeting with Thieu
           -Midway Island
     -Congress
     -President's forthcoming announcement
           -Alexander M. Haig
           -Laird and Rogers
           -Effect on public opinion

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
    -Possible Summit
    -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
          -Economic package
    -President's speech to Southern Regional Media, May 25, 1971
    -Berlin
    -Possible Summit
    -Economy
          -Harvest
    -Possible Summit
    -Berlin
    -Possible Summit
    -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
    -Berlin
    -Economic package
    -Possible Summit
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 9/08)



US foreign policy
     -PRC
     -Thieu
     -USSR
          -Possible Summit
          -Economic aid
                -Wheat, computers
                -Edward R.G. Heath                         Conv. No. 3-118 (cont.)
                -Effect
                -Timing
     -Thieu's meeting with President
          -Press and television response
          -Harriman
     -Vietnam negotiations
          -US position
          -Jean Sainteny
          -North Vietnam
          -Sainteny's schedule
     -Thieu's schedule
     -Rogers
     -Laird
     -Rogers

Rogers
    -Trip to Europe

Vietnam
     -President's meeting with Thieu
           -Date
                 -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

SALT
    -Importance
         -Public opinion
    -Press coverage
         -Joseph C. Kraft
         -Henry Brandon's Sunday Times [London] article

President's foreign policy
     -Press coverage
            -PRC initiative
            -Vietnam
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)



               -President's opponents
          -Vietnam
               -President's reception in Alabama
               -Outcome
               -Polls
               -President's meeting with Thieu
                     -Timing