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119. Transcript of Telephone Conversation Between Secretary of State Kissinger and Israeli Foreign Minister Eban1

K: Good afternoon. We have now decided to go ahead long the lines we discussed earlier. Therefore, you mustn’t do anything . . . The President, not the President himself but Key Biscayne, is going to announce that we will ask for a meeting of the Security Council. We will then, around 5:30, ask the President of the Security Council for a meeting tomorrow.2 We will let it go at that for tonight. We will not indicate today whether we will table a resolution or what it will be. Don’t want to get too much . . . generated. We will table a resolution along, this is for your private information, lines we discussed. I understand you will have to speak before the Council.

E: I will have to speak very early.

K: At the Council . . . we will count on your elequence . . . and in this case wouldn’t mind if you sacrificed eloquence to length.

E: Oh, yes, I agree it often happens in inverse relation. I’ll just say we want . . . cease fire in full.

K: Not necessary for you to make any proposal as long as you discuss the situation in great detail.

E: . . . saying Egypt and Syria encroached on us and not us on them. I assure you we are keeping an eye on other Western Europeans, presume you are doing so as well.

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, Kissinger Telephone Conversations, Transcripts (Telcons), Chronological File, Box 22. No classification marking. Kissinger was in Washington; Eban was in New York.
  2. The text of Scali’s letter to President of the UN Security Council McIntyre is in telegram 3705 from USUN, October 7. (Ibid., RG 59, Central Foreign Policy Files)