The Alternate Delegate to the
Preparatory Commission of the United Nations (Gerig) to the Special
Assistant to the Secretary of State (Pasvolsky) and the
Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs
7519. Copre 2. From Gerig for Pasvolsky and Hiss.
Meeting at Potsdam yesterday considered the question of the officers of ExCom (Executive Committee), and PreCo, (Preparatory Committee), Jebb flying over to attend.
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British thinking of proposing that present mandatory powers be provisional members trusteeship council, which together with all other permanent members and elected members, would enable trusteeship council to organize and act provisionally, pending negotiation of agreements. Believe this would be feasible and would hasten and facilitate negotiation of agreements. Soviet raised question at Potsdam of their being a trust power.2