309. Transcript of Telephone Conversation Between Secretary of State Kissinger and the Soviet Ambassador (Dobrynin)1
D: In connection with this parameter. What he [Gromyko?] is verifying is before taking a final position, he said all of this mentioned about parameters was clear misunderstanding. He said you discussed it with him in Vienna.
K: That is correct. I know there are some of our Western allies that are changing their minds on that but we will not support them.
D: I will tell him you will support it.
K: I will firmly support it.
D: I mentioned this to him yesterday.
K: Also tell him I made this clear to the Germans yesterday.2
D: I will say on behalf of NATO. …
K: I think we can hold that together. I think the Dutch or one or two others will object but we will not go along with it. I am quite confident that we can hold this.
D: This is one question he was asking me urgently to give him a reply.
D: If you could see me today about our meeting.
K: It may be better on Monday.3
D: O.K. with me.
K: We will do it on Monday.
- Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Kissinger and Scowcroft West Wing Office Files, Box 3, Dobrynin/Kissinger Telcons (3). No classification marking.↩
- No record of this June 17 meeting has been found. For Genscher’s meetings with Kissinger on June 16, see Documents 305 and 306.↩
- June 23.↩