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Conversation: 016-030

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Start Date: Tuesday, December 7, 1971 3:58 AM

End Date: Tuesday, December 7, 1971 4:05 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:57:47

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:05:33

016-030.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 6, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 10:58 pm to 11:05 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 016-030 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 16-30

Date: December 6, 1971
Time: 10:58 pm - 11:05 pm
Location: White House Telephone

Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President.

     India-Pakistan War
           -Union of Soviet Socialist [USSR]
                -Responsible to Kissinger
                      -Note

[Pause]

           -USSR’s United Nations [UN] resolution
                -Acceptability to US
                -Provisions
                      -Ceasefire
                      -Pakistan
                            -Political settlement over East Pakistan
                                  -December 1970 elections
                      -Withdrawal
                      -Recognition
                            -Bangladesh
                            -East Pakistan
                      -Yuli M. Vorontsov
                            -President’s position
                                  -Pierre Trudeau
                -US possible defeat
                      -Withdrawal
                -Possible strategy
                      -USSR and India
                            -Differences on East Pakistan
                                  -Significance
                                        -Bangladesh
           -US policy
                -William P. Rogers’ statement
                -Ronald L. Ziegler
                      -US position
                            -National Security Council [NSC] meeting
                -Diplomatic wires
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)



          -Rogers’ conversation with Senators
          -UN
                -Ceasefire
                -Withdrawal
                -Political accomendation
                -India
                      -Responsibility
                            -Withdrawal
          -Kissinger’s backgrounder
                -Timing
     -USSR
          -US reply to note
     -Rogers’ statement
          -Economic assistance cutoff
          -Kissinger’s view
                -India
                      -US push for political settlement
                -President’s line with Trudeau
          -A. E. Ritchie
          -Rogers’ conversation with Senators
          -Rogers’ comment at afternoon meeting
     -USSR

State Dinner with Trudeau
      -Jean-Luc Pepin
      -Edgar J. Benson [?]
      -Pierre A. Rinfret
      -Spiro T. Agnew
      -John B. Connally
      -President’s comments
      -John W. Chancellor

Kissinger’s backgrounder
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)