501.AA/3–1848: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

us urgent

1003. As forecast re urtel 1102 Mar 18 UK Del N.Y. has been instructed to support us on Ital application matter but not to join with us in raising matter. French have agreed to join with us in raising matter. In view thereof UK Del requesting further clarifying instructions and recommending they be instructed to join with French and ourselves.

Will you urge this point of view on FonOff pointing out curious position Brit would be in if they did not join with French and ourselves and stressing point that we feel tripartite presentation matter will be much more effective.

UK Del N.Y. advises FonOff concerned over matter seven votes. You can assure FonOff result our consultations no question of the following six votes: U.S., U.K., France, China, Canada and Belgium. You can add that although we have not consulted we feel there is no doubt that Argentina will also vote favorably.1

  1. Repeated to New York as telegram 156.