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PDF 94 Jan 31 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: No.10 letter to UKA Washington ("Gerry Adams") [PM and Foreign Secretary "agreed that our tactic must be to put Adams on the spot, and expose his evasions as directly as we can"; two car bombs in London since visa granted] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 1 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: UKE Washington telegram 267 to FCO (0515Z) ("Foreign Secretary's call on National Security Adviser, Washington, 31 January") ["FS spells out bluntly our position on Adams. Lake chastened but unrepentant, still hoping that Adams might produce something"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 1 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: No.10 minute for PM ("Speech by Gerry Adams in New York, evening of 1 February") ["rumours in Washington that [he] may offer some form of conditional ceasefire"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 1 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: No.10 letter to National Security Adviser ("Gerry Adams") [terrible UK press, Adams using "the finest platform ever granted to the IRA to justify terrorism"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 1 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: No.10 letter to UKA Washington ("Gerry Adams") [Major deciding against message to President; US Ambassador to call at No.10 instead] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 1 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: No.10 record of conversation (evening) (Lyne-Seitz) ("USA/Gerry Adams") [No.10 calls in US Ambassador Ray Seitz - "need to find constructive ways of rebalancing the situation", distancing Administration from Adams's statements] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 2 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: UKE Washington telegram 274 to FCO (0040Z) ("Gerry Adams") ["Adams offers nothing new" - account of his NYC speech] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 2 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: UKE Washington telegram 294 to FCO (0450Z) ("President Clinton on Northern Ireland") ["rejected Adams' call to pressurize the British Government on Northern Ireland"; says proposal for a US envoy "overtaken by events"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 2 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 ("Letter to the Taoiseach") [contrary to US thinking, Adams visa "relieved rather than increased pressure on the Provisionals to end violence"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 2 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: No.10 record of conversation (Lyne calls Lake) ("USA/Gerry Adams") [British thanks for "corrective action" in President's speech; conversation "amicable on both sides"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 2 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: No.10 letter to NIO ("Press line on Northern Ireland: Wednesday 2 February") [PM wants "a very firm line in public comment today about Northern Ireland"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 2 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: No.10 record of conversation (Hume calls Lyne) ("USA/Gerry Adams") [British misread Adams visit to US, which put him "under great pressure to refrain from violence and address the Joint Declaration"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 4 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: UKE Washington telegram 315 to FCO (0025Z) ("Gerry Adams") ["US press already describing the outcome of the visit as disappointing"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 4 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: Major letter to Reynolds ("Letter to the Taoiseach") [Adams visit "has done a lot of damage and the Administration must be regretting their decision to let him in"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 4 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 ("Northern Ireland up-date") [includes action plan and annex on Adams's statements in US - "a dense history lesson", no olive branch] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 7 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: FCO record of conversation (Hurd-Spring in Brussels) [Spring explains Irish Government position on visa, "some disappointment at the outcome", but would be vindicated if Adams led catholics to a peaceful settlement in the north; Spring thought Adams' commitment to peace genuine] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 8 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: FCO telegram 33 to UKHC Ottawa & various posts (1517Z) ("Sinn Fein President's Visit to the US") [warning against Sinn Fein attempts to secure visas] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 8 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: Reynolds letter to Major ("Letter from the Taoiseach: meeting with the PM") [Adams visit putting great pressure on him not to disappoint; "I do not believe we have in any sense lost the initiative for peace"] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 9 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: No.10 letter to NIO ("Northern Ireland update") [PM thoughts on way ahead; endorses NIO action plan] [declassified Dec 2018]
PDF 94 Feb 10 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Ireland: UKE Washington fax to FCO ("President Clinton's call to the Prime Minister") [Clinton deeply angered by Sunday Times piece on visa; "very up-beat at the end of his conversation with the Prime Minister ... clearly felt it had gone well"] [declassified Dec 2018]

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