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Conversation: 041-043

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Start Date: Friday, June 22, 1973 5:51 PM

End Date: Friday, June 22, 1973 5:58 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

041-043.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 22, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 1:51 pm to 1:58 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 041-043 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 41-43

Date: June 22, 1973
Time: 1:51 pm - 1:58 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

[See also Conversation No.448-5]

     Kissinger’s schedule      

           -Sans Souci restaurant      


     President’s conversation with Leonid I. Brezhnev
           -Kissinger      

                 -Champagne toast       

                 -Conversation with William J. Fulbright 


     President’s agreement with Brezhnev on prevention of nuclear war 

           -Reaction      

                 -Enthusiasm
                      -Hawks [?]
                      -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, Paul H. Nitze
                      -James R. Schlesinger
                                  -25-

       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                           Tape Subject Log
                         (rev. November-2012)

                                                    Conversation No. 41-43 (cont’d)

-Treaty compared to agreement
      -William Rogers’s suggestion
      -Congress
      -Melvin R. Laird’s view
-Congress
      -Approval
      -Edward F. Hebert
      -Spiro T. Agnew
-Support
-President’s assessment
-Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield’s comment to president
      -People’s Republic of China [PRC] 

            -Chou En-Lai           

-North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]
      -Brussels, Belgium
      -Support
-Japan
      -Support
-Great Britain
-France
-Germany
-Kissinger’s briefing on airplane
      -President’s conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler 

      -Message from President          

      -Will of the parties       

            -President and Brezhnev relationship
                   -Politburo
-Kissinger’s conversation with Marvin L. Kalb
      -Kalb’s assessment
-Possible reaction
      -New York Times, Washington Post
-Provisions
      -Use of threat of force 

            -Third parties, allies       

            -USSR restraint          

                   -Jordan
                   -Cien Fuegos
-PRC
-Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
                                             -26-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                       Tape Subject Log 

                                     (rev. November-2012)

                                                            Conversation No. 41-43 (cont’d)

           -Mansfield
                 -President       

           -Achievements of the administration 

           -Attendees at signing ceremony 

                 -Fulbright       

                       -President’s assessment        

           -President’s remarks       

                 -Pragmatism

           -Roles of President and Kissinger 

           -Rogers’s suggestion        

                 -Congress        

                       -laird’s view      

                       -Debates       

                       -Approval