Secret White House Tapes

935–11

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935–11
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Henry A. Kissinger
June 11, 1973
Conversation No. 935-11

Date: June 11, 1973
Time: 12:18 pm - 12:36 pm
Location: Oval Office
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 935-11 (cont’d)

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Members of the press were present at the beginning
of the meeting.

Arrangements for photograph

-Media


President’s schedule

-Economic meeting

-Labor-Management Committee


[Unintelligible]

Kissinger’s schedule

-Lunch


President’s schedule

-Illinois

-Florida

-Leonid I. Brezhnev

-Camp David, Key Biscayne
-Kissinger

-Key Biscayne, Camp David

-Brezhnev briefing


Vietnam negotiations

-North Vietnam

-Message exchange

-Terms

-Unilateral declaration

-Communique

-Government of Vietnam (GVN)

-Declarations

-GVN sovereignty

-Territory

-Occupation

-Recognition

-Political provisions

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 935-11 (cont’d)

-Chapter 4 [“Agreement on Ending the War and Returning Peace
in Vietnam”]
-North Vietnam
-Signature
-Ambiguity
-Nguyen Van Thieu’s response

-Kissinger’s phone call with [First name unknown] Whitehouse [?]

-Tran Van Lam

-Possible Actions

-Uncertainty

-Refuse to sign

-Kissinger’s press conference

-Possible delay

-Effect on North Vietnam

-South Vietnam’s actions

-Prospects

-Announcements

-President’s economic speech

-Delay

-President’s meeting with Congressional leaders

-Signing of agreements

-Timing

-Delay

-Kissinger’s summary

-Delay

-Kissinger’s efforts, President’s efforts

Watergate
-Kissinger’s dinner at Joseph W. Alsop’s
-Margaret Jay

-Political beliefs

-Views of US press

-Treatment of President

-London Times editorial

-Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson

-Conversation with Kissinger
-Jackson’s forthcoming conversation with People’s Republic of China
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 935-11 (cont’d)

[PRC]
-Forthcoming Brezhnev summit

-President’s knowledge

-Effect

-Cancellation

Brezhnev’s visit to US
-Agreements
-Communique
-Pre-signed agreements
-Schedule
-San Clemente
-Cancellation
-Camp David
-Reasons
-Watergate
-Soviet Jews
-Emigration
-Communication with Moscow
-Work compared to leisure
-Public perceptions
-Compared to President’s trip to Soviet Union
-Publicity
-Kissinger’s forthcoming conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
-Events
-Announcement
-Preparations
-Private dinner
-Reception
-Camp David, San Clemente

President’s meeting with Congressional leaders
-Topics
- Cambodia

-Discussions

-PRC, USSR, North Vietnam

-Paris
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 935-11 (cont’d)

-Laos

-Developments

-Vietnam

-Summary

-Timing

-Agreement

-Signature

-South Vietnam

-Release


Watergate
-Charles W. Colson
-Statements concerning Kissinger and Plumbers

-Kissinger’s knowledge

-Effect

-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman
-Forthcoming testimony

-White House response

-Firing of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, John W. Dean, III

-Kissinger’s April 1, 1973 meeting with President

-Richard G. Kleindienst

-Henry E. Petersen

-President’s response

-Media handling
-Washington Post, New York Times, networks

-White House response

-President’s foreign policy accomplishments

-Brezhnev summit

-PRC visit

-Europe trip

-Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT]

-Book by John Ruheimer [sp?]

-SALT

-Nickolas von Hoffman’s review

-Kissinger


Vietnam Negotiations
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. July-2011)

Conversation No. 935-11 (cont’d)

-Compared to Watergate and economic discussions

-Thieu

-Kissinger’s response

-Kissinger’s assessment

-Thieu

-Ronald L. Ziegler

-President’s schedule

-Meeting with Congressional Leaders

-Timing of announcement


Kissinger left at 12:36 pm.
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