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Start Date: Wednesday, August 2, 1972 4:59 PM
End Date: Wednesday, August 2, 1972 5:08 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Aiken, George D.; Kissinger, Henry A.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On August 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, George D. Aiken, and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 12:59 pm to 1:08 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 028-043 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 28-43 Date: August 2, 1972 Time: 12:59 pm - 1:08 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with George D. Aiken. 26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) [See Conversation No. 759-11E] The President's meeting with Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger's trip to Paris Aiken's amendment -The President's gratitude -The President's view -Statement -Difficulties Request for confidentiality Kissinger talked with Aiken. Greetings North Vietnamese -Peace talks -Secrecy until completion Confidence in Aiken Peace talks -Seriousness -Aiken's Amendment -Problems -North Vietnamese delays -Encouragement -Support for the President -Seriousness -Aiken's Amendment -Show of unity for the President -North Vietnamese interpretation -North Vietnamese actions -Delays -Edward W. Brooke substitute -Problems -No ceasefire -Deviation from the President -North Vietnamese delays -Fund shutoff 27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Congress -Conflicts with the President -May 8, 1972 proposals -An amendment in Congress -Problems -Withdrawal of funds for South Vietnam -Alan Cranston -US return to Vietnam -Problems -Panama, Jordan -Aiken's Amendment -Kissinger’s view -Administration's comments -Commitments -Possible impression -Domestic opponents