500.C114/832: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland (Wilson) to the Secretary of State


68. My telegram No. 65, August 20, 3 p.m. Intention now is that draft protocol shall be submitted to Assembly for acceptance before it is submitted to committee of signatory powers. It will be laid before the First Committee of the Assembly as the first item on the agenda, and as soon as it is adopted a special meeting of the Assembly will be called to vote formal approval and to turn the matter over to the committee of signatory powers. The draft protocol should reach the latter committee about September 10, barring development of unexpected opposition; in meantime, committee will initiate work on revision of statute of the Permanent Court.