500.A15A4 General Committee (Arms)/81: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the American Adviser (Mayer)

466. Your 962, January 15, 1 p.m. We approve, in general, the views and the procedure outlined in the penultimate paragraph, but do not want to assume the position of forcing the hands of Great Britain and France. Your best approach would seem to be to state that while we wish in no manner to interfere with or hamper any major political negotiations, we do not quite understand why simultaneous work of a purely technical nature at Geneva should have this effect, and that we would view with great regret any undue delay in the resumption of the technical work of the Committees.

Your 963, January 15, 4 p.m.12 Approved.

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