National Security Decision Memorandum 6: Presidential Decision to Ratify Non-Proliferation Treaty [open pdf - 33KB]
Alternate Title: NSDM 6: Presidential Decision to Ratify Non-Proliferation Treaty
National Security Decision Memorandum 6 describes the Presidential Decision to Ratify the Non-Proliferation Treaty. "The President has decided to go forward with U.S. ratification of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Until this decision is reported in a Presidential message to Congress, the Government's public position should be that the Non-Proliferation Treaty is still under consideration by the President and the National Security Council. The President directed that, associated with the decision to proceed with U.S. ratification of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, there should be no efforts by the U.S. Government to pressure other nations, in particular the Federal Republic of Germany, to follow suit. The Government in its public posture should reflect a tone of optimism that other countries will sign or ratify, while clearly dissociating itself from any plan to bring pressure on these countries to sign or ratify."
National Security Decision Memorandum 6; NSDM 6
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