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1983 Sep 21 - 1984 Jun 29
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1182
Defence (Deployment of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) in Europe) (Part 4)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Jan 3
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 369
Any docs withheld? No

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84 Jun 1 Fri Defence: UKE The Hague telegram to FCO ("The Netherlands/INF") [deployment of cruise missiles in the Netherlands] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Jun 1 Fri Defence: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Lubbers) ["Netherlands and INF": deployment of cruise missiles] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Jun 1 Fri Defence: Heseltine minute to MT ("Molesworth: the second GLCM Base") [deployment of Ground Launched Cruise Missiles: "I believe that, before proceeding, we should look again at the alternative option of concentration at RAF Greenham Common"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 May 31 Thu Defence: UKE Washington telegram 1699 to FCO (0335Z) ("Super restricted session of North Atlantic Council meeting - deployment of INF in Holland") ["Van den Broek... spoke today in the general debate... situation... delicate... not certain that the Dutch Cabinet would survive"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 May 31 Thu Defence: UKE The Hague telegram to FCO ("Netherlands/INF") [deployment of cruise missiles: Dutch Cabinet decision expected imminently; MT advised on timing of call to Lubbers] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 May 31 Thu Defence: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Netherlands and INF") [deployment of cruise missiles: Dutch Cabinet decision expected imminently; MT advised on timing of call to Lubbers] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 May 17 Thu Defence: UKE The Hague telegram to FCO ("Netherlands/INF") [deployment of cruise missiles: "Lubbers has always been opposed to an unconditional yes. The next stage is for him to become convinced that the kind of conditional no which he has been contemplating will not secure the survival of his government"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 May 16 Wed Defence: UKDel NATO telegram to FCO ("Defence Planning Committee, 16 May: Restricted Session") ["dominated by strong appeal to Dutch to stand firm on INF deployment"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 May 11 Fri Defence: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("INF Deployment") [Howe "fully shares... [MT's] concern... [recent] developments can only be seen in Moscow as evidence of the progressive unravelling of the NATO 1979 dual-track decision"; advises personal call to Lubbers] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 May 9 Wed Defence: FCO telegram 866 to UKE Washington (1408Z) ("Italy/INF") [texts of Howe/Shultz messages to one another regarding Craxi proposal for "moratorium in NATO INF deployments should the Soviets be willing to return to the negotiating table"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Apr 26 Thu Defence: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Netherlands/INF") [MT declines to send proposed draft message to Lubbers regarding his Cabinet's forthcoming decision on cruise missile deployment] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Apr 25 Wed Defence: FCO telegram to UKE The Hague ("Netherlands/INF") [record of "A meeting of the SCG 'Quint', minus the Netherlands, [which] took place in the US NATO delegation office... to consider... what, if anything, the other basing Allies can do... to help... [Netherlands] towards an acceptable outcome"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Apr 24 Tue Defence: UKE The Hague telegram to FCO ("Netherlands/INF") [main points from US Embassy briefing summarising US/Dutch talks since end of March] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Apr 23 Mon Defence: UKE The Hague telegram to FCO ("Netherlands/INF") [Dutch Cabinet decision imminent on deployment of cruise missiles; advice on timing of MT call to Lubbers] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Mar 1 Thu Defence: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Visit by Mr Lubbers: INF") [lines to take for MT to call to Lubbers in event that Dutch Cabinet decides on reduced deployment of cruise missiles] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Jan 20 Fri Defence: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Strategic co-operation with the French") [lines to take for meeting with Mitterrand] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Jan 16 Mon Defence: Heseltine minute to Howe ("INF - Shorter Range Systems") [role in Long Range INF negotiations; respective numbers of SS20, SS12/22, SS1/23 Soviet missiles deployed] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Dec 15 Thu Defence: UKE Bonn telegram to FCO ("INF Deployment: Announcement of Pershing II IOCS") [attainment of Initial Operating Capability: timing of public announcement] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Dec 7 Wed Defence: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("East-West relations and INF: Soviet policy and propaganda") [analysis/arms control talks; "lack of direction in the Soviet leadership... the Alliance should do what it can to encourage the Russians to decide in favour of quiet negotiation, not public declamation"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Dec 5 Mon Defence: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("INF: Soviet press conference") [arms control talks; Western deployment; Andropov's health] [declassified Jan 2014]