265. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant (Rostow) to President Johnson1

Mr. President:

You may wish to know that Dobrynin came in at 5 p.m. to see Sect. Rusk on one question: Is the U.S. likely to respond to their note on the Middle East? He wanted to know if newspaper accounts of a complete brush-off by the Israelis of the Soviet proposal was shared by the U.S.

Sect. Rusk told him that it was likely that we would be getting a response to him in the next several days. The Soviet paper gave us certain problems, but our response was not a complete brush-off.

W. W. Rostow 2
  1. Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Memos to the President, Walt W. Rostow, Vol. 96, 9/26–30/68. Secret; Sensitive.
  2. Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.