Letter from Hervé Alphand to Maurice Couve de Murville (Washington, 31 December 1962)

On 31 December 1962, Hervé Alphand, French Ambassador to Washington, informs Maurice Couve de Murville, French Foreign Minister, of the outcome of his meeting with the US President, John F. Kennedy, regarding the conclusions of the Nassau talks and the US initiative concerning the Polaris nuclear weapons system. The French Ambassador outlines the views of the US President, who sees the Nassau proposal as an ‘opening’, a kind of framework that he hopes France will be ready to consider and discuss, including the creation of a multilateral nuclear force.

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Source: M. Alphand, ambassadeur de France à Washington, à M. Couve de Murville, Ministre des Affaires étrangères: Washington, 31 décembre 1962, T. nos 7213 à 7223. Secret. Réservé. Dans: Ministère des Affaires étrangères. Commission de publication des documents diplomatiques français. Documents diplomatiques français: 1962, Tome II, 1er juillet-31 décembre. Paris: Imprimerie nationale, 1999. Numéro du document 216. pp. 604-606.

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