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Conversation: 020-046

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Start Date: Monday, February 7, 1972 1:55 PM

End Date: Monday, February 7, 1972 4:41 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)White House operatorKissinger, Henry A.Barnes, Donald F.[Unknown person(s)]Lanusse, Alejandro A. (Gen.)Nixon, Richard M. (President)White House operatorKissinger, Henry A.Barnes, Donald F.[Unknown person(s)]Lanusse, Alejandro A. (Gen.)

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:36:45

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:54:52

020-046.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 7, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, White House operator, Henry A. Kissinger, Donald F. Barnes, unknown person(s), and Gen. Alejandro A. Lanusse talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 8:55 am and 11:41 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 020-046 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 20-46

Date: February 7, 1972
Time: Unknown between 8:55 am and 11:41 am
Location: White House Telephone
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The President talked with the White House operator.

[See Conversation No. 666-2B]

Henry A. Kissinger and Donald F. Barnes entered at 11:24 am.

Barnes talked with an unknown Colonel at an unknown time after 11:24 am; the President and
Kissinger can be heard in the background.

The President talked with Gen. Alejandro A. Lanusse between 11:24 am and 11:41 am.

[See Conversation No. 666-2D]

     Greetings
          -Gratitude for president's expression of sympathy

     The President’s forthcoming trip to People’s Republic of China [PRC]
          -Significance
               -Lanusse’s view
               -US goals
          -Breaking down of ideological barriers
               -Lanusse’s view
          -US initiatives
               -US allies
          -Argentina’s normalizing relations with PRC
               -Lanusse’s October 23, 1971 letter to the President
          -US recognition of PRC
               -Contribution of trip
                      -Dialogue
          -Argentina’s policy
               -Implementation

     Financial mission to US
          -Progress
                -Carlos Brignone
          -Attitude of US
          -President’s communication with John B. Connally
                -John R. Petty meeting with Lanusse
          -US view
                -Aid to Argentina
          -Importance of mission success
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



               -Inter-American cooperation
                     -Democracy, human rights
          -US view of Argentina
               -Friendship
               -Economic situation
                     -US assistance
          -Argentina view of us attitude
          -Reciprocal trade
               -Liberalization
               -US concerns
                     -Political relations
                     -Friendship
                           -Basis for progress
                     -Economic self-interest
          -Argentina’s political goals

     Friendship of countries
          -The President’s possible meeting with Lanusse
          -Progress for American community
          -World peace