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1986 May 8 - 1988 Mar 30
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/2013
Afghanistan (Soviet invasion) (Part 7)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2018 Jul 24
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 217
Any docs withheld? 10

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86 Jul 28 Mon Afghanistan: Cradock minute to Charles Powell ("Afghanistan: Gorbachev's Speech in Vladivostok") [Soviet withdrawal: "In practical terms the move is of even less consequence than this low figure might suggest... essentially a propaganda move"] [released Jul 2018]
86 Jul 28 Mon Afghanistan: UKE Moscow telegram 920 to FCO (1200Z) ("Soviet Partial Withdrawal from Afghanistan") ["on the basis of the TASS reports... a step in the right direction but unfortunately, so far, only a very small one"] [released Jul 2018]
86 Aug 8 Fri Afghanistan: UKMIS Geneva telegram 475 to FCO (1641Z) ("Afghanistan: UN Talks") [views of Pakistan Permanent Representative on progress in negotiations] [released Jul 2018]
86 Aug 8 Fri Afghanistan: UKMIS Geneva telegram 473 to FCO (0915Z) ("Afghanistan: UN Talks") [latest position on Soviet/Pakistan negotiations] [released Jul 2018]
86 Aug 25 Mon Afghanistan: UKE Kabul telegram 187 to FCO (1020Z) ("Kabul SitRep, 19-25 August 1986") [Army and Independence Day celebrations] [released Jul 2018]
86 Aug 27 Wed Afghanistan: UKE Kabul telegram 188 to FCO (0915Z) ("Kabul: Major Ammunition Depot Explodes") [details] [released Jul 2018]
86 Oct 13 Mon Afghanistan: MT letter to Lord Cranborne (Afghanistan) [Western solidarity; humanitarian aid] [released Jul 2018]
86 Oct 28 Tue Afghanistan: UKE Washington telegram 2742 to FCO (2330Z) ("Afghanistan: Soviet Withdrawals") ["Administration conclude... largely a sham, and plan to go public with the evidence shortly"; details] [released Jul 2018]
86 Nov 4 Tue Afghanistan: FCO record of conversation ("Afghanistan") [Janet Young, Lord Cranborne] [released Jul 2018]
86 Dec 9 Tue Afghanistan: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Seventh Anniversary of Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan") [MT agrees to Sandy Gall ITV news interview] [released Jul 2018]
86 Dec 15 Mon Afghanistan: No.10 briefing for MT ("Meeting with Lord Cranborne: Afghanistan") [released Jul 2018]
87 Jan 18 Sun Afghanistan: UKE Islamabad telegram 034 to FCO (1015Z) ("Afghan Party Leaders: Statement on Ceasefire") [analysis] [released Jul 2018]
87 Jan 24 Sat Afghanistan: UKE Washington telegram 136 to FCO (0355Z) ("Afghanistan") ["Briefing from Armacost on his visit to Islamabad, and the current US view"] [released Jul 2018]
87 Mar 21 Sat Afghanistan: Dr. Armand Hammer letter to MT (Afghanistan) [Hammer asks MT to present his peace proposal to Gorbachev] [released Jul 2018]
87 Mar 26 Thu Afghanistan: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Afghanistan: Neutrality") [1980 FCO paper, and present thinking on the issue] [released Jul 2018]
87 Apr 2 Thu Afghanistan: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("France-Afghanistan: Visit to London of M. Jean Francois Deniau") [FCO advises against need for MT to meet with Chirac's recently appointed special envoy] [released Jul 2018]
87 Aug 10 Mon Afghanistan: UKE Kabul telegram 222 to FCO (0500Z) ("Human Rights in Afghanistan") [report on visit by UN special rapporteur] [released Jul 2018]
87 Dec 21 Mon Afghanistan: UKE Washington telegram 2827 to FCO (2110Z) ("Afghanistan") ["US views on tactics for the next Geneva round and the line Pakistan should take with the Resistance on a transitional government and a ceasefire"] [released Jul 2018]
87 Dec 24 Thu Afghanistan: UKE Moscow telegram 1897 to FCO (0730Z) ("Afghanistan") ["Comment on evolving Soviet presentation of Afghan policy"; Charles Powell: "A very interesting analysis"] [released Jul 2018]
88 Jan 8 Fri Afghanistan: FCO record of conversation (1030Z) (Howe, Armacost) ["Afghanistan: Armacost's Visit to London": sitrep; Geneva talks; impressions from visit to Islamabad] [released Jul 2018]