890g.6363 T 84/241: Telegram

The Ambassador in Great Britain (Houghton) to the Secretary of State


30. Department’s No. 20 dated February 10. I agree absolutely that we should maintain our established position to participate on an equal basis.

Positions of the Department of State and of the American Group are not necessarily identical. It seems to me that our efforts should cease when equal participation has been accorded to American nationals. The question of whether or not the American Group accepts the conditions offered, or endeavors to modify the conditions to its advantage, does not, in my opinion, lie within our proper field of representation.

I perceive no objection to the Department’s suggestion …