500.A15A4 Permanent Disarmament Commission/95: Telegram
The American Delegate (Wilson) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 21—2:55 p.m.]
986. At the close of the preliminary discussions of the Bourquin Committee (see my 980, February 18, 6 p.m.) the Soviet representative44 stated that his delegation always maintained that the establishment of a permanent disarmament commission was an integral part of the convention for the limitation and reduction of armaments and explained that he considered it somewhat premature to envisage the establishment of a permanent disarmament commission before the prospects of a convention for the limitation and reduction of armaments have emerged, and before it should be given an adequate object with which to deal. Stein then reserved the opinion of his delegation with respect to the setting up of a permanent disarmament commission until such time as the importance of the objects to be referred to that commission should be established.
- Boris S. Stein.↩