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1985 Dec 1 - 1986 Oct 30
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1759
Foreign Policy (East/West relations) (Part 6)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2015 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 329
Any docs withheld? 4

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85 Dec 1 Sun Cold War: Charles Powell note to FCO (“US/Soviet Summit”) [MT on proposed draft to Gorbachev: “not enough new to say of substance at present to warrant a message”] [released Dec 2015]
85 Dec 2 Mon Cold War: Charles Powell minute for MT (“Draft Declaration on East-West Relations”) [“The text is better with the passages in square brackets included, but we could live without them”] [released Dec 2015]
85 Dec 4 Wed Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO (“Call on Shevardnadze”) [family reunification cases, visit to London] [released Dec 2015]
85 Dec 9 Mon Cold War: FCO minute to No.10 (“Mr McFarlane’s Briefing to the Prime Minister 23 November: SDI”) [McFarlane cited “the threat from Soviet mobile mirved systems as a prime justification for the SDI”] [released Dec 2015]
85 Dec 9 Mon Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO (“Post Geneva summit US/Soviet Activity”) [appointment of US ambassador, Reagan message on human rights] [released Dec 2015]
85 Dec 11 Wed Cold War: Charles Powell note to FCO (“Message to Mr. Gorbachev”) [Howe still wants to send message] [released Dec 2015]
85 Dec 11 Wed Cold War: UKDEL NATO telegram to FCO (“ US/Soviet Arms Control Talks”) [“Cautious assessment of prospects for INF in next round at Geneva”] [released Dec 2015]
85 Dec 13 Fri Cold War: Charles Powell note to FCO (“United States position on nuclear arms control and SDI”) [MT “suspects that the United States might not ultimately insist on a 50 percent cut in throw weight, a ban on the upgrading of the SS-18 or a ban on Soviet GCLMs”] [released Dec 2015]
85 Dec 13 Fri Cold War: UKDEL NATO telegram to FCO (1985 NATO communique) [“Our strategy of deterrence has proved its worth in preserving peace, and remains fully valid”] [released Dec 2015]
86 Jan 2 Thu Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 3 to FCO (2300Z) (“Future US/Soviet meetings”) [conflicting reports of proposals for additional summits] [released Dec 2015]
86 Jan 16 Thu Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 117 to FCO (1710Z) (“US/Soviet nuclear and arms control negotiations: US approach to Geneva Round IV”) [“There are no significant new elements in the President’s instructions”] [released Dec 2015]
86 Jan 22 Wed Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 153 to FCO (0135Z) (“Gorbachev proposals on arms control”) [“Initial reactions within the administration differ widely”] [released Dec 2015]
86 Mar 6 Thu Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 538 to FCO (2100Z) (“Timing of US/Soviet summit”) [“Press reports of US impatience at Soviet delay in agreeing a summit date are exaggerated”] [released Dec 2015]
86 Mar 19 Wed Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 680 to FCO (2355Z) (“Shultz meeting with Ryzhkov: 15 March”) [timing of a further US-Soviet summit] [released Dec 2015]
86 Apr 8 Tue Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO (“US/Soviet relations: summit prospects”) [US ambassador’s “disappointment with the current Soviet approach to East/West relations”] [released Dec 2015]
86 Apr 10 Thu Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 884 to FCO (0445Z) (“US-Soviet relations”) [“No date yet for summit, but summer not yet ruled out”] [released Dec 2015]
86 Apr 29 Tue Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 1120 to FCO (2110Z) (“US/Soviet working level contacts”) [“Technical exchanges continue in a number of fields despite the hiatus in political contacts”] [released Dec 2015]
86 May 12 Mon Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO (“US/Soviet high level consultations”) [Shevardnadze-Hartman talks: Shevardnadze “said that the Soviet Union favoured dialogue but that circumstances were not yet right for a meeting between himself and Shultz”] [released Dec 2015]
86 May 16 Fri Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 593 to FCO (1310Z) (“Gorbachev meeting with Hammer and Gale on 15 May”) [Gorbachev “accused official Washington of exploiting the accident to discredit the Soviet Union”] [released Dec 2015]
86 May 19 Mon Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 1347 to FCO (2305Z) (“US/Soviet relations”) [“State believe Gorbachev in bitter mood over Western handling of Chernobyl issue”] [released Dec 2015]