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Falklands: No.10 record of telephone conversation (MT-Haig) [Haig informs MT of his "very worrying" phone call with Costa Mendez; MT: "he's playing for high stakes and he can't have them"] [declassified 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/617 f242
Editorial comments:

2155. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here. A copy of the transcript follows the summary of the call in the opening pages of the document, vividly illustrating the process by which conversations were tidied up in official minutes.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 6pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Defence (Falklands War, 1982), British relations with the US, MT's meetings as PM