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Start Date: Thursday, June 21, 1973 7:56 PM

End Date: Thursday, June 21, 1973 8:08 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.Fulbright, J. William

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

447-031.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 21, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, and J. William Fulbright met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 3:56 pm to 4:08 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 447-031 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 447-31

Date: June 21, 1973
Time: 3:56 pm - 4:08 pm
Location: Executive Office Building
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                     Tape Subject Log 

                                     (rev. March-2012)

                                                             Conversation No. 447-31 (cont’d)

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.

     Leonid I. Brezhnev’s visit 

          -Kissinger’s recent briefing       

                 -Tone       

                       -Duration        

                       -Reaction       

                 -Watergate       

          -Helmut (“Hal”) Sonnenfeldt’s briefing 

          -William P. Rogers        

          -Kissinger’s schedule         

                 -J. William Fulbright’s committee     

                       -Briefing      

                             -Timing       

          -President’s conversation with Brezhnev 


Kissinger talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:56 pm and 4:08
pm.

[Conversation No. 447-31A]

[Begin telephone conversation]

[See Conversation No. 41-23]

[End telephone conversation]

     Brezhnev’s visit
          -President’s recent conversation with Brezhnev 

                -Principles      

                -Soviet summit [?]       


Kissinger talked with Fulbright at an unknown time between 3:56 pm and 4:08 pm.]

[Conversation No. 447-31B]

[Begin telephone conversation]
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                     Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. March-2012)

                                                             Conversation No. 447-31 (cont’d)


[See Conversation No. 41-24]

[End telephone conversation]

     Kissinger’s schedule
           -Briefing
                 -Timing
                      -Kissinger’s recent conversation with Fulbright

     Brezhnev’s visit     

          -Fulbright and Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield 


     People’s Republic of China [PRC] 

          -Unknown person         


     Brezhnev’s visit      

          -President’s schedule        

                -June 23, 1973        

          -PRC        

                -Brezhnev’s interest       

                -Ambassador        

          -William G. Hyland
                -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]
                       -French Foreign Minister
          -Photograph opportunity
                -PRC officials
          -President’s achievements
                -Future       

          -Possible statement       

          -Communique           

          -Allies       

          -Communique           

                -Signing        

          -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin          


     Kissinger’s schedule
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                       Tape Subject Log 

                                       (rev. March-2012)

                                                             Conversation No. 447-31 (cont’d)

            -Recent briefing      

                 -Questions        

                        -Negotiation specifics           

                             -Answers        


      President’s schedule

Kissinger left at 4:08 pm.