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Start Date: Tuesday, June 5, 1973 3:16 AM

End Date: Tuesday, June 5, 1973 3:22 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

039-087.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 4, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 11:16 pm to 11:22 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 039-087 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 39-87

Date: June 4, 1973
Time: 11:16 pm - 11:22 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

       Kissinger’s location

              -British embassy


       Kissinger’s forthcoming press briefing, June 5 

              -Georges J. R. Pompidou           

              -Paris negotiations        

              -President’s briefing of bipartisan Congressional leaders, June 7 

                                       -66-

            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                               Tape Subject Log
                              (rev. February-2011)

                                                         Conversation No. 39-87 (cont’d)


People’s Republic of China [PRC]
       -Mao Tse-tung’s invitation
               -Implication
                       -Continuing importance of President
       -Chou En-lai’s possible visit to US
               -Kissinger’s possible message to ambassador
                       -United Nations [UN]         

               -Kissinger’s previous message          

               -Compared with President’s visit to PRC         

               -Kissinger’s previous invitation         

                       -UN         

                       -Washington, DC          

               -Possible dinner        

                       -Contrasted with Head of State dinner       

               -Response         

                       -Past responses       

       -Joint invitation from Mao and Chou 

               -Mao’s wife [Chiang Ching-Kuo]             

                       -Role in Cultural Revolution         

                       -Role in Politburo        

               -Timing of response         

       -Message on Cambodia            

               -Disclosure to bipartisan Congressional leaders         


President’s forthcoming bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting, June 7
       -President’s handling
       -Timing
                -Paris peace talks

                        -Vietnam settlement       

                                -Possible announcement      


George R. S. Baring [Earl of Cromer]
      -Toast for President
              -Kissinger as guest of honor 

                     -Herman E. Talmadge

                     -Russell B. Long        

                                                    -67-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


                                        Tape Subject Log 

                                       (rev. February-2011)

                                                               Conversation No. 39-87 (cont’d)

       Talmadge

             -President’s assessment                


       Kissinger’s conversations, June 2-3 

              -Danny Kaye          

              -Simcha Dinitz

              -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.        

              -Dinner        


       Watergate        

             -Popular opinion        

             -Press coverage [?]

             -Effect on US foreign relations 

                     -PRC’s response to President’s message
                            -Timing
                     -President’s meeting with Pompidou
                     -Leonid I. Brezhnev’s forthcoming visit

       Kissinger’s schedule        

              -Return from Paris            

              -Brezhnev’s visit         

                      -Preparations             

              -Return from Paris            

                      -Timing