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Start Date: 4-Jun-1973 11:16 PM
End Date: 4-Jun-1973 11:22 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kissinger, Henry A.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
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