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Start Date: Saturday, November 18, 1972 5:02 PM

End Date: Saturday, November 18, 1972 5:08 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

033-089.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 12:02 pm to 12:08 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 033-089 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 33-89

Date: November 18, 1972
Time: 12:02 pm - 12:08 pm
Location: White House Telephone

Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President.

       Kissinger's location
             -Washington, DC

       President's schedule
             -Dictation

       David Ben-Gurion
            -Letter to the President
                  -Sense of history
                  -Vietnam
                  -The President's People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip
            -Acquaintance with Kissinger

       John J. McCloy
             -Letter to the President
                   -Comparison with Abraham Lincoln
                          -Civil War
                          -Doves

       Vietnam negotiations
            -South Vietnamese response
                 -Telephone call from Ellsworth F. Bunker
                        -Message
                 -US response
                                            - 92 -

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. June-07)

                                                                 Conversation No. 33-89 (cont’d)

                 -Memorandum to Bunker
                        -Objection to settlement agreement
                               -William H. Sullivan
                 -Presidential response
                        -Possible letter
                 -Paris
                        -Settlement agreement text
                 -Bunker
                 -Negotiations
                        -Delay
                 -Hanoi
                 -Nguyen Van Thieu's Options
          -Settlement agreement
                 -US options
                        -Bilateral action
                 -Cease-fire
                        -Laos, Cambodia
                 -South Vietnam’s bargaining position
                        -Kissinger’s forthcoming trip to Paris
                               -Announcement
                        -Bunker's response
          -Cambodia


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 3s ]
[Subject: Cambodia]

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
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                 -Norodom Sihanouk
                      -Relations with North Vietnamese
                      -Comment to Algerian ambassador
                            -Soviet Union
          -Settlement agreement
          -Alexander M. Haig, Jr's position on South Vietnam
                                             - 93 -

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. June-07)

                                                            Conversation No. 33-89 (cont’d)

             -South Vietnamese position