740.00119 FEAC (Info)/2–1147: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Acting Political Adviser in Japan (Bishop)


44. FEC 7. Obligations to Consult Allied Council. Soviet representative has proposed, as sine qua non for approval, insertion in Assured Production Capacity Levels policy paper of clause “upon consultation with the Allied Council”. Soviet representative stated proposal has no hidden motive but arises from desire to call attention to existing obligation of SCAP under terms of reference of Council to consult with Council on matters of substance. Proposal he said does not contemplate going beyond existing terms of reference.

Some members questioned authority of FEC to require such consultation. U.S. representative reserved position pending consultation with his government.