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204. Summary of Conclusions of a Special Coordination Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East File, Box 99, Meetings File, 3/11/80 SCC re Iran. Top Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. Carter wrote “Zbig, J” in the upper right corner.


205. Paper Prepared in the National Foreign Assessment Center, Central Intelligence Agency

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Support Services (DI), Job 81T00208R: Production Case Files (1979–1980), Box 2, Folder 16. Secret; [handling restriction not declassified]. Prepared by the Iran Task Force and coordinated with the Office of Strategic Research and the National Intelligence Officer for Near East and South Asia.


206. Memorandum for the Files

Source: Carter Library, Office of the Chief of Staff, Jordan’s Confidential Files, Box 2. Secret; Sensitive. The meeting took place in Waldheim’s office. Vance also met with all the members of the Commission after concluding his meeting with Waldheim. (Memorandum of Conversation, March 12; ibid)


207. Telegram From the Embassy in Switzerland to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, Office of the Chief of Staff, Jordan’s Confidential Files, Box 2. Secret; Niact Immediate; Nodis; Cherokee; Special Encryption.


208. Telegram From the Embassy in Switzerland to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, Plains File, Box 7. Secret; Immediate; Nodis; Cherokee; Special Encryption.


209. Draft Letter From the White House Chief of Staff (Jordan) to Iranian President Bani-Sadr

Source: Carter Library, Office of the Chief of Staff, Jordan’s Confidential Files, Box 34, Iran 3/80. Confidential. The editor transcribed the text from the handwritten original. Bracketed material represents Jordan’s drafting alternatives. All brackets, except the last, are in the original. This letter is partially quoted in Jordan’s memoir. (Jordan, Crisis, p. 195) No final signed copy of this letter or indication it was sent has been found.


210. 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 initialed “C” in the upper right corner.


211. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, Brzezinski Donated Material, Box 2. Secret; Sensitive. Carter initialed “C” in upper right corner.


212. Minutes of a National Security Council Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office File, Box 2, NSC Meeting #27 Held 3/18/80. Top Secret; Sensitive. The meeting took place in the Cabinet Room at the White House.


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

Source: Carter Library, Brzezinski Donated Material, Box 14. Secret.


214. Summary of Conclusions of a Special Coordination Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East File, Box 100, Meetings File, 3/20/80 SCC re Iran/Afghanistan. Top Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. Carter wrote “Zbig, J” in the upper right corner.


215. Memorandum from the White House Chief of Staff (Jordan) and the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State (Raphel) to President Carter and Secretary of State Vance

Source: Carter Library, Office of the Chief of Staff, Jordan’s Confidential Files, Box 12. Secret.


216. Telegram From the Embassy in Panama to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, Office of the Chief of Staff, Jordan’s Confidential Files, Box 12. Secret; Flash; Nodis.


217. Minutes of a National Security Council Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, NSC Institutional Files (H–Files), Box 57. Top Secret; Sensitive.


218. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office File, Box 87, For President or Brzezinski Only File, Iran Sensitive 1/80—4/80. Top Secret; Sensitive. A handwritten note at the top of the page reads: “dispatched 3/25/80.”


220. Message From the U.S. Government to Iranian President Bani-Sadr

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 31, Iran 12/1/79–12/7/79. No classification marking. Typed instructions at the top of the letter directed delivery of the message as soon as possible via the French lawyers or the Swiss Embassy. At the top of the letter, Carter wrote: “ok. J.”


221. Summary of Conclusions of a Special Coordination Committee Meeting

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


223. Message From President Carter to Japanese Prime Minister Ohira

Source: Carter Library, Office File, Presidential Advisory Board, Box 73, Middle East, 3–5/80. Secret; Flash; Via Batman channels. The same message was sent to Giscard in telegram WH80368, to Thatcher in telegram WH80398, to Schmidt in telegram WH89365, and to Cossiga and Trudeau in telegram 79098 to Rome and Ottawa, all March 25. (All ibid.)


224. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: Department of State, Official Files of [P] David D. Newsom, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Lot 82D85, Iran 1980–81. Secret; Sensitive. In a March 14 memorandum, Brzezinski pushed Vance for a speedy release of the white paper by March 18. (Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office File, Box 87, For President or Brzezinski Only File, Iran Sensitive 1/80–4/80).


225. Message From the Swiss Chargé d’Affaires in Iran (Kaiser) to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Official Files of [P] David D. Newsom, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Lot 82D85, Iran Update Mar 1980. Secret; Sensitive.


226. Message From the Swiss Chargé d’Affaires in Iran (Kaiser) to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, Office of the Chief of Staff, Jordan’s Confidential Files, Box 34, Iran 3/80. Secret; Sensitive.


227. Message From the U.S. Government to Iranian President Bani-Sadr

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East File, Box 36, Subject File, Iran Cables and Press 3/19/80–3/31/80. Secret. Drafted by Precht. Cleared by Jordan, Saunders, and Vance. Transmitted in a cable to Lang. According to the April 1 White House discussion, Bani-Sadr read parts of this letter during his April 1 speech. See footnote 3, Document 233.


228. Message From the Swiss Ambassador to Iran (Lang) to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, Office of the Chief of Staff, Jordan’s Confidential Files, Box 2. Secret; Nodis.


229. Paper Prepared in 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, Memoranda of Conversations. Secret; Sensitive. Drafted on March 31 by Precht. A handwritten note in the upper right hand corner reads: “Latest authoritative sitrep 9 A.M. Monday.”


230. Paper Prepared by the Swiss Ambassador to Iran (Lang)

Source: Department of State, Records of David D. Newsom, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Subject Files, 1978–1981, Lot 81D154, Swiss Channel. No classification marking.


231. Record of a National Security Council Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East File, Box 100, Meetings File, 3/31/80 NSC re Iran. Secret; Sensitive. The meeting took place in the Cabinet Room at the White House.


232. Paper Prepared in the Defense Intelligence Agency

[Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office File, Box 56, Outside the System File, Chron 4/8/80–4/18/80. Top Secret; [handling restriction not declassified]. 3 pages not declassified.]


233. Record of an Oval Office Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East Subject File, Box 100, Meetings File, 4/1/80 Oval Office re Iran. No classification marking.