198. Memorandum From Samuel Hoskinson of the National Security Council Staff and the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig) to Winston Lord and Peter Rodman of the National Security Council Staff1 2

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  • HAKTO 46

The referenced Flanigan memo to the President on possible oil discussions with the Shah in Tehran appears appropriate and useful. This is an important area for the Shah and one in which there have been some developments since you departed which require additional briefing materials. Flanigan’s talking points appear right on the mark.

Recommend that you send Flanigan’s memo forward to the President prior to your arrival in Tehran. END

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 481, Presidential Trip Files, Iran Visit (Cherokee) [pt. 1]. Secret. A note on the first page indicates that the document was sent to Kissinger in Moscow on May 27.
  2. Hoskinson and Haig forwarded a memorandum from Peter Flanigan on Nixon’s possible oil discussions with the Shah for Kissinger.