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

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
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83 Oct 5 We Major Defence: UKE Washington telegram 2878 to FCO (2007Z) ("INF") ["The Bundestag debate... [risks] becoming a fulcrum on which... deployment in all three basing countries would depend"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Oct 5 We Major Defence: Howe minute to Heseltine ("INF") [Howe opposed to Heseltine's inclination to comply with West German request to postpone delivery of ground-launched cruise missiles; No.10 notes that the minute raises issues requiring further discussion] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Oct 4 Tu Major Defence: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Heseltine) ["GLCM deployment timetable"; ground-launched cruise missiles: delay due to Bundestag debate] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Oct 4 Tu Major Defence: Heseltine minute to Howe ("The Second GLCM Base: RAF Molesworth") [ground-launched cruise missiles: case for delaying development of the base] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Sep 30 Fr Major Defence: UKE Bonn telegram to FCO ("INF: timing of Bundestag debate and deployment in the FRG") ["The US are angry about this postponement but will have to investigate the possibility of further compressing the deployment schedule"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Sep 29 Th Major Defence: UKMIS New York telegram 7 to UKE Washington (1700Z) ("President Mitterrand's Speech: Disarmament") [excerpts from speech] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Sep 27 Tu Major Defence: MT letter to Andropov (Geneva talks on intermediate range nuclear forces) ["British nuclear strategic forces can have no place in any current negotiations at Geneva... If it is necessary for NATO to begin deployment of the new weapons by the end of this year, this can be discontinued or reversed at any time that a satisfactory [arms control] agreement is reached"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Sep 26 Mo Major Defence: UKHC Ottawa telegram to FCO ("INF: NATO's new negotiating position") [text of MT statement to media: "If a... [satisfactory] agreement cannot be reached soon, NATO will begin the process of new deployments. But even thereafter we remain ready to negotiate"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Sep 26 Mo Major Defence: UKE Washington telegram 2765 to FCO (1903Z) ("Prime Minister's visit: Churchill Award speech") ["A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought... we wish to negotiate arms reductions... [and] ensure that world security is not undermined by the further spread of nuclear weapons"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Sep 23 Fr Major Defence: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("INF: new American proposals: Soviet comment") [summary of main points from 22 Sep 'TASS' piece] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Sep 22 Th Major Defence: President Reagan letter to MT (Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) negotiations) [forthcoming announcement on "new steps intended to move the negotiations forward"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Sep 21 We Major Defence: UKE Washington telegram 2703 to FCO (2315Z) ("INF") [text of Reagan's statement on moving forward the Geneva negotiations on reduction of intermediate-range nuclear forces] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Nov 19 Sa Minor Defence: No.10 note to MT (Phone call from Prime Minister Craxi to discuss Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces) [scheduling] [declassified Jan 2014]