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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Falklands: President Reagan letter to MT (0245Z) (Reagan phone call to Galtieri) [just spoken with Galtieri: "he left me with the clear impression that he has embarked on a course of armed conflict"] [declassified 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/657 f7 (T55B/82)
Editorial comments:

0245Z, but this copy was delivered to No.10 by the US Embassy at 1820 (1720Z), as the No.10 covernote makes clear. The telegraphed text (also included) will have been received directly in the Cabinet Office shortly after despatch. This document was extracted from the PM's Office Files and submitted to the Falkland Islands Review Committee (chaired by Lord Franks); it originally formed part of what is now PREM19/613. Read other documents selected from PREM19/657, The full file from which this item is taken can be seen Read full file - PREM19/657.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 4pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Defence (Falklands), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan, MT messages to and from world leaders