Internal note from the British Foreign Office on seven 'sins' committed by the French against WEU (London, 12 April 1966)

On 12 April 1966, Sir E. John W. Barnes, Head of the Western Organisations and Coordination Department in the British Foreign Office, sends a note to Lord Hood, Deputy Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office and Permanent Representative to WEU, on the seven 'sins' committed by the French against Western European Union. The Foreign Office lists the ways in which it believes the French have either contravened specific articles of certain WEU protocols, such as not submitting levels of nuclear weapons to WEU controls, or have opposed certain agreements relating to WEU, such as proposals for setting a more detailed agenda prior to meetings of the Permanent Council.

Source and copyright

Source: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Foreign Office, Western Organisations and Co-ordination Department and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Western Organisations Department: Registered Files (W and WD Series). WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION (WEU). Relations with NATO. 01/01/1967-31/12/1968, FCO 41/267 (Former Reference Dep: WU 4/3/1 PART B).

Copyright: (c) The National Archives of the United Kingdom

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