7. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the Department of State (Eliot) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)1 2
Washington, February 23, 1970
- Possible Consequences in North Africa of U.S. Response to Israeli Arms Request
Enclosed for your information is a copy of a memorandum prepared for the Acting Secretary by the Acting Assistant Secretary for African Affairs.
Theodore. L. Eliot, Jr.
- Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 747, Country Files, Africa General, Vol. I. Secret. According to the February 18 Intelligence Note RAFN-4, on his February 7–11 trip to Morocco and Tunisia, Secretary Rogers, although warmly received, was also met with private diplomatic warnings and unprecedented press attacks over U.S. support for Israel. (Ibid.) For additional information on the Secretary’s talks with Moroccan officials, see Document 102, Document 20, and Document 145.↩
- Eliot transmitted a memorandum prepared for the Acting Secretary by the Acting Assistant Secretary for African Affairs outlining the possible consequences in North Africa of a positive U.S. response to the Israeli arms request.↩