740.00119 MPC/64c: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Gauss)
Washington, October 26, 1943—midnight.
1526. With reference to my telegram no. 1525 the following is the final draft of the text of the numbered paragraphs:
- That their united action, pledged for the prosecution of the war against their respective enemies, will be continued for the organization and maintenance of peace and security.
- That those of them at war with a common enemy will act together in all matters relating to the surrender and disarmament of that enemy, and to any occupation of enemy territory and of territory of other states held by that enemy.
- That they will take all measures deemed by them to be necessary to provide against any violation of the terms imposed upon their enemies.
- That they recognize the necessity of establishing at the earliest practicable date a general international organization, based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all peace-loving States, and open to membership by all States, large and small, for the maintenance of international peace and security.
- That for the purpose of maintaining international peace and security pending the reestablishment of law and order and the inauguration [Page 831] of a general system of security, they will consult with one another and as occasion requires with other members of the United Nations with a view to joint action on behalf of the community of Nations.
- That in the post-war period they will not employ their military forces within the territories of other states except for the purposes envisaged in this declaration and after joint consultation.
- That they will cooperate with one another and with other members of the United Nations to bring about a practicable lightening of the burden of armaments for themselves and for the world.
- That this declaration is without prejudice to the relationship between the respective signatories and nations with which such signatories are not at war.