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Cold War: Charles Powell telegram to Howe PS (expulsions) [MT strongly disagrees with Howe proposal; "does not want to continue guerilla warfare either overtly or through deliberate leaks"; press statement issued by Ingham] [declassified Dec 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1647 f153
Editorial comments:

Date estimated by DESKBY notation, 190830, ie, 0830Z 19 September, so perhaps sent in the early hours or in the early morning. FCO telegram 316, referred to in the text, was sent at 2000Z on 18 September, so this reply must postdate that. MT was in Egypt on 18 September, arriving in Jordan during the afternoon. The press statement included in this item was released in Cairo, therefore on either 17 September (see FCO telegram 316 to UKE Amman, 18 Spt 2000Z). Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 3pp
Themes: Charles Powell minutes, Media, British relations with the Soviet Union, Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Security services & intelligence