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Falklands: MT message to President Mitterrand (French supply of Exocet missiles to Peru; Peru passing Exocets on to Argentina) [if French supply of Exocets became publicly known "this would have a devastating effect on the relationship between our two countries"] [released 2013]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 3/1/21 f98 (T116/82)
Editorial comments: 1850.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 1p
Themes: Defence (arms control), Defence (Falklands War, 1982), European Union (general), Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), MT messages to and from world leaders