177. Notes on Telephone Conversation between Rusk and Bundy, April 111

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The Sec said the President wondered whether we should change the letter to Macmillan in view of the small amount of progress on the non-transfer point, adding he had had a discussion with Home in Paris. The Sec asked if the letter had gone to Macmillan. Mr. Bundy said it [Typeset Page 481] hadn’t but they had sent to Macmillan the President’s comments. They might offer another reservation on the language. His own feeling is that the letter in current form says they are both important. There is nothing in the letter that says we couldn’t make progress with the Soviets on non-diffusion. Mr. Bundy said the letter to the PM had not been sent; the Pres and the PM had talked on the phone instead. The Pres said he didn’t mind the draft letter to Khrushchev. The PM they could educate any time. The Sec said he didn’t see that the non-transfer point was involved in the Khrushchev letter and he read from it. Mr. Bundy said the Dept came in with a draft to Macmillan & the President hadn’t had a chance to see it. They discussed the Thompson letter and Bundy said that had gone. They mentioned then that Mr. Foster had all the papers and it was left that they would turn their hand to this in the morning.

  1. Discussion of response to Macmillan on non-diffusion issue with the Soviets. No classification marking. 1 p. Department of State, Rusk Files: Lot 72 D 192, Telephone Conversations.