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Conversation: 517-022

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Start Date: Friday, June 11, 1971 6:40 PM

End Date: Friday, June 11, 1971 6:57 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Sanchez, ManoloKissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:11:45

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:29:39

517a.mp3

517b.mp3

517c.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 11, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Manolo Sanchez, and Henry A. Kissinger met in the Oval Office of the White House from 2:40 pm to 2:57 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 517-022 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 517-22

Date: June 11, 1971
Time: 2:40 pm - 2:57 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 41s ]

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 2:40 pm

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:57 pm

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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Henry A. Kissinger entered at 2:41 pm
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[Pause]

     President’s schedule
          -William P. Rogers
          -John A. Scali role

     US foreign policy                                              Conv. No. 517-22 (cont.)
          -John B. Connally involvement in administration
               -Kissinger meetings
               -Connally qualities
               -Future plans
               -Kissinger meetings
                     -Content
                          -People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[National Security]
[Duration: 14s ]


     FOREIGN AFFAIRS


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               -Status of US in the world
          -US world position
               -Baron Guido Zerilli-Marimo
                     -James C. Dunn
                     -US embassy
                           -Competence
                           -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
                           -Graham A. Martin
                                -Contacts with Italian government
                           -Henry J. Tasca
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                            Tape Subject Log
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                -Robert C. Hill
                -Need for vigor
      -Martin
             -State Department relations
             -Qualities
      -Need for vigor in representing US
      -Frederic V. Malek
-Donald H. Rumsfeld role                               Conv. No. 517-22 (cont.)
      -Office of Economic Policy [OEP]
             -Benefits
      -State Department job
             -John N. Irwin, II
-State Department
      -Peter M. Flanigan
             -Benefits
                   -Value to President
             -Business community contacts
             -Loyalty to President
                   -Emil (“Bus”) Mosbacher, Jr. role
-Rogers’ call to Haldeman
      -Concern over expropriation
      -European Community
-State Department attitudes
      -Expropriation
             -Erosion of US position
             -John Foster Dulles
             -Soviet Union
      -Italian ambassador
      -Spain
             -Hill staff
                   -Aide to John H. (“Jock”) Whitney
             -Whitney aide
                   -Requirements
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                                     Tape Subject Log
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[National Security]
[Duration: 11s ]


    SPAIN                                                             Conv. No. 517-22 (cont.)


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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                -Press conference
                -Lifting of trade restrictions
                -US-PRC staffing
                      -Comparison with Soviet Union
                -Use in House elections
                      -Upcoming announcement
                      -Scali
         -Vietnam
                -John Sherman Cooper visit with Kissinger
                      -Vietnam Negotiations
         -Italy
                -Martin
                      -Removal
         -Zerilli-Marimo
                -Types of people
                      -Anglo/Saxons
                      -Russians
                      -”Orientals”
                      -Italians
                             -Qualities
         -Soviet Union
                -Party speech
                      -Aleksei N. Kosygin content
                      -Nikolai V. Podgorny
                             -Praise for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
                             -Place in hierarchy
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                                     Tape Subject Log
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               -Kremlin politics
                     -Podgorny
                     -Kosygin
                           -Age
                           -Health
                     -Age of leaders
                           -Leonid I. Brezhnev
                     -Toughness of Soviet politics                  Conv. No. 517-22 (cont.)
                     -Josef V. Stalin
          -Connally role in policy formulation
               -Kissinger relation with Connally
                     -Relation to John N. Mitchell
          -Haldeman, Kissinger, and John D. Ehrlichman decision on Flanigan’s role

Haldeman and Kissinger left at 2:57 pm