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129. Memorandum From Gary Sick of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office File, Box 73, Presidential Advisory File, Middle East Box 6 11/79–2/80. Secret; Sensitive. A stamped notation in the upper right margin of the memorandum reads: “ZB has seen.”


130. Summary of Conclusions of a Special Coordination Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, NSC Institutional Files (H–Files), Box 107. Top Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. Carter wrote “Zbig, C” at the top of the page.


131. Minutes of a National Security Council Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, NSC Institutional Files (H–Files), Box 57. Top Secret; Sensitive. The meeting took place in the Cabinet Room at the White House.


132. Telegram From the U.S. Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Records of David D. Newsom, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Subject Files, 1978–1981, Lot 81D154, Iran NODIS Cables Jan 1980. Secret; Niact Immediate; Nodis. An unknown hand wrote in the upper right margin of the telegram: “Good further background.”


133. Memorandum From Gary Sick of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 30, Iran 1/1/80–1/10/80. Secret; Sensitive; Eyes Only. A stamped notation on the upper right corner of the memorandum reads: “ZB has seen.”


134. Summary of Conclusions of a Special Coordination Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, NSC Institutional Files (H–Files), Box 107. Top Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. Carter wrote “Zbig, C” in the upper right corner.


135. Letter From H. Ross Perot to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East File, Box 31, Subject File, Iran [Retained] 1/80. No classification marking.


136. Memorandum From Gary Sick of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East File, Box 31, Subject File, Iran [Retained] 1/80. Secret. A stamped notation in the upper right corner of the memorandum reads: “ZB has seen.” An unknown hand wrote “WOW!” above the stamp. Sick wrote at the bottom of the page: “(Hal Saunders provided this information in confidence).”


137. Paper Prepared by the National Security Council Staff

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East File, Box 31, Subject File, Iran [Retained] 1/80. Secret. In the upper right corner of the paper, an unknown hand wrote: “Approved by President and Secretary after their review of column 4 of the spread sheet. Given to Waldheim 1/7 and sent to London to be faxed to Sadiq al-Mahdi.” For the spreadsheet, see footnotes 2, 3, and 5, Document 136.


138. Memorandum for the Record by Director of Central Intelligence Turner

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of Central Intelligence, Job 95M01183R: Policy Files (1977–1981), Box 1, Folder 3: DCI Turner—Eyes Only Files—Memos and Meetings with Various Officials and Subjects. Top Secret; [handling restrictions not declassified].


139. Summary of Conclusions of a Special Coordination Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, Plains Files, Box 10. Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. Carter wrote “Zbig, J” in the upper right corner.


141. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Records of David D. Newsom, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Subject Files, 1978–1981, Lot 81D154, Iran NODIS Cables Jan 1980. Secret; Immediate; Nodis.


142. Telegram From the U.S. Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Records of David D. Newsom, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Subject Files, 1978–1981, Lot 81D154, Iran NODIS Cables Jan 1980. Secret; Immediate; Nodis. A stamped notation in the upper right corner of the telegram reads: “Newsom has seen, Jan 12 1980.”


143. Memorandum From Gary Sick of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, Staff Material, Office File, Box 64, Outside the System File, Iran Non-Meetings Hostage Crisis 1/80–3/80. Top Secret; Codeword. A stamped notation at the bottom of the memorandum reads: “ZB has seen.”


144. Memorandum From the White House Chief of Staff (Jordan) to President Carter, Secretary of State Vance, and the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, Office of the Chief of Staff, Jordan’s Confidential Files, Box 35, Iran-Shah Panama. Top Secret.


145. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East File, Box 31, Subject File, Iran 1/11/80–1/31/80. Secret; Sensitive. Copies were sent to S, D, P, NEA, Cogan (CIA), and Sick (NSC).


146. Letter from the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (Bayh) and the Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (Goldwater) to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East File, Box 98, Meetings File, 1/14/80 SCC re Iran. Top Secret; Sensitive. In the upper right corner of the letter, Carter wrote: “Not their role to make policy. J.”


148. Summary of Conclusions of a Special Coordination Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, Plains File, Box 10. Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. Carter wrote “Zbig, C” in the upper right corner.


149. Memorandum by the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State (Oxman)

Source: Department of State, Records of David D. Newsom, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Subject Files, 1978–1981, Lot 81D154, Briefing Book: Vol. 5, the Shah, Panama Jan–March 1980. Secret; Sensitive. In the upper right margin, an unknown hand wrote: “DDN—FYI.”


150. Memorandum for the Record by Henry Precht, Iran Working Group

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East File, Box 31, Subject File, Iran 1/11/80–1/31/80. Secret; Sensitive. Drafted by Precht and cleared in S/S–O. Copies were sent to S, D, P, NEA, Sick (NSC), [name not declassified] (CIA), and the Iran Working Group.


151. Memorandum From the White House Chief of Staff (Jordan) to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, Office of the Chief of Staff, Jordan’s Confidential Files, Box 34, Iran 1/80. Eyes Only. Carter initialed “C” in the upper right corner of the memorandum.


152. Summary of Conclusions of a Special Coordination Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, Plains File, Box 10. Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. Carter wrote “Zbig, J” in the upper right corner.


153. Memorandum From the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State (Bremer) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: Department of State, Records of the Secretary of State, 1977–1980, Lot 84D241, Presidential Breakfasts Jan/Feb/Mar 1980. Secret; Sensitive. A stamped notation in the upper right corner reads: “CV.”


154. Record of a Special Coordination Committee Implementation/Coordination Group Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, NSC Institutional Files (H–Files), Box 154. Secret. The meeting took place in Room 305 of the Old Executive Office Building.


155. Summary of Conclusions of a Special Coordination Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, NSC Institutional Files (H–Files), Box 108. Top Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. Carter initialed “C” in the upper right corner.


156. Memorandum From William Odom of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, General Odom File, Box 27, Iran 12/79–3/80. Top Secret; Outside the System. Sent for information. This memorandum is also printed as Document 258 in Foreign Relations, 1977–1980, vol. VI, Soviet Union.


157. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State and the White House

Source: Department of State, Records of David D. Newsom, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Subject Files, 1978–1981, Lot 81D154, Iran NODIS Cables Jan 1980. Secret; Niact Immediate; Nodis; Cherokee. A handwritten note at the top of the page reads: “DDN [Newsom]—URGENT.”


158. Memorandum From Robert Blackwill of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, General Odom File, Box 27, Iran 12/79–3/80. Secret; Outside the System. Sent for action.