209. Transcript of Telephone Conversation Between Secretary of State Kissinger and the Counselor of the Department of State (Sonnenfeldt)1
K: Hal, one other thing on that CSCE matter. Sheerer (phonetic) [Sherer] claimed he had no instructions. Which may be true. Now I’ve cleared the instructions You’ve given me here,2 out I wanted to make it a little clearer that he can talk to the NATO caucus and support it, but he also ought to suppose [oppose?] it at the conference.
S: Well, he’ll be alone.
K: First, he has to talk to the NATO caucus.
S: Well, that’s what we promised to do and that’s what he’ll be instructed to go ahead and do now.
K: Good. But in the sense of producing an agreement.
S: Yes. As soon as that goes out, he’ll do that. He wasn’t instructed because …
K: Yes, but he [was?] supposed to take an active role in getting agreement.
S: Yes, he wasn’t instructed because …
K: And he will do that within a day or two of getting his instructions.
S: In the NATO caucus?
S: He’ll start doing it there.
K: And he will inform then the Soviet person there of where we stand.
S: He’ll keep them informed.
K: OK, good, thank you.