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0 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE -SeeFe-t- WEEKLY SUMMARY APPROVED FOR RELEASE DATE: 09-24-2008 Secret ARCHIVAL RECORD 47 PLEASE RETU TO 30 June 1967 AGENC HIVES, No. 0296/67 N TO RECORDS Cr Iii' Ct> IMM DIATELX AFT. R USE TOa BOX 8T/~n r. ~-n 'RE NONPROLIFERATION TREATY NEGQTIATIONS CONTINUE AT GENEVA Moscow is expected to agree soon to the tabling at the Eight- een Nation Disarmament Committee meeting in Geneva of a revised draft nonproliferation treaty (NPT) worked out by the US and Soviet delegations. Recognition of the dangers which could have arisen had the Arabs or Israelis possessed nuclear weapons has added impetus to the effort to get a treaty. In addition, the Johnson-Kosygin and Rusk-Gromyko talks on the subject have raised hopes at Geneva. The revised draft leaves blank the controversial Article III on safeguards.. For Article IV, which sets forth the means of amending the treaty, two pro- posals have been referred to Mos- cow. The first would allow amend- ment by a majority of the signa- tory states; any such amendment would not be binding on a state which declined to accept it, and any of the nuclear states could veto it outright.. The second proposal would make binding on all signatory states any change ac- cepted by a majority but would give veto rights to all 30 nations on the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Au- thority (IAEA) at the time of the vote. Only the nuclear states have permanent seats on the board. When the NATO foreign minis- ters at their 14 June meeting approved tabling the revised NPT draft of Geneva, West Germany's Brandt initially demurred, and Bonn still has doubts about sev- eral aspects of the treaty. In a demarche delivered last week the Germans insisted the US stick to the essence of the Article III safeguards clause previously agreed to by the NATO allies and cautioned against accepting, even for negotiating purposes, any Soviet proposal without full con- sultation with the allies. The German note also reiterated oppo- sition to the second alternative amendment clause for Article IV and stated that even the first is unsatisfactory because it gives a veto only to the nuclear powers. The safeguards issue still focuses on the roles of EURATOM and the IAEA, and two compromise proposals have been raised. One would have Article III refer neither to verification of EURATOM safeguards by IAEA nor to any specific transition period in which safeguard arrangements would be worked out between the two agencies, but the EURATOM coun- tries would withhold final ratifi- cation until there is a IAEA- EURATOM agreement. IAEA officials and the Soviets are very cool to this. The other proposal would have each nonnuclear party to the NPT undertake to conclude within three years' time "bilat- eral or multilateral" agreements with IAEA. The term "multilateral" could apply only to EURATOM, but the omission of-any specific ref- erence to EURATOM might make this resolution acceptable to all con- cerned. EURATOM officials, how- ever, are objecting to the three- year time limit on grounds that it would give all the bargaining ower to the IAEA. Page 10 WEEKLY SUMMARY 30 Jun 67