500.CC/4–2045

The Chairman of the Korean Commission in the United States (Rhee) to the Secretary of State

Sir: Further with regard to my letter of March 8th,29 may I respectfully call to your attention the admission of Argentina, Syria and the Lebanon to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco on April 25, 1945.

In your letter of March 28th,29 you stated that “Only those nations which were United Nations on March 1, 1945, were eligible to receive invitations to the San Francisco Conference, in accordance with an agreement which was arrived at by the sponsoring nations.”

The inclusion of the above-mentioned nations since March 1st prompts me to ask whether or not the official delegation of the Korean Provisional Government might not now be permitted to participate in the San Francisco Conference. If the Department of State still remains adamant, may I be permitted to respectfully request that, because of the admission of Argentina, Syria and the Lebanon since March 1st, the nations participating in the San Francisco Conference be permitted to receive the request of the Republic of Korea for inclusion [Page 1028]in their number and, through democratic processes (i.e., a vote) record their wishes on this vital subject.

With my highest esteem,

Respectfully yours,

Syngman Rhee
  1. Not printed; but see footnote 20, p. 1025.
  2. Not printed; but see footnote 20, p. 1025.