Archive (Reagan Library)

Middle East: Thatcher letter to Reagan (peace process) [summary declassified 2000]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: 10 Downing Street
Source: Reagan Library: NSA Head of State File (Box 35)
Editorial comments: Declassified 28 March 2000. The full text remains closed.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 173 words
Themes: Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (USA), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan

(1) Geoffrey Kemp (NSC) memorandum for William Clark, 23 March 1983:

Declassified F96-107#183
By SMF, NARA, Date 3/28/00


Attached is a copy of the text of a letter from Margaret Thatcher on her meetings with the Arab leaders. She makes a powerful appeal that the President weigh-in with the Arabs to demonstrate again that we are committed to the September 1 proposals.

[document not marked for action in any way by Clark]

(2) William Clark memorandum for President, no date:


We have just received the attached letter from ,health giving her read out on meetings with King Hussein in London. I think you should read the letter in its entirety.

[document not marked for action in any way]

(3) Note (?by NSA Staff), no date:

The President was briefed on this letter on Mon Mar 28th. Keep file copy otherwise OBE [overtaken by events].