Lot 71–D 440, Box 192321

Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Durward V. Sandifer, Principal Executive Officer of the United States Delegation

In the course of a conversation this morning, Mr. Cordier2 told me that he thought the General Committee was quite taken by surprise by the action of the United States in not opposing the inclusion in the agenda of the Soviet Resolution. This was especially noticeable because of the strong line which Mr. Gromyko had taken with respect to the United States items on the Interim Committee and on Korea.3

Mr. Cordier’s impression was that the reaction created by this action on the part of the United States Delegation was a very favorable one.

  1. Folder “Committee 1, Measures against Propaganda and Inciters of a New War”.
  2. Andrew W. Cordier, Executive-Assistant to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  3. Documentation on the U.S. proposal for the establishment of an interim committee of the General Assembly is found on pp. 166 ff.; for documentation regarding Korea, see vol. vi, pp. 596 ff.