501.AA/3–1848: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Canada 1


46. Please inform Pearson reurtel 21 March 18 we welcome his idea. Our own thinking at this point is that we should not now go beyond [Page 182] announcing intention of seeking in next GA observer status for Italy. In our view, associate membership in GA is not contemplated in Charter. You may also inform Pearson our Mission N.Y. being instructed to discuss with other suitable Delegations.

  1. Repeated to New York as Dept.’s 159, with the following additional paragraph: “You are instructed to discuss this question with Brit, French, and Canadian Dels and in your discretion other suitable Dels. Dept wishes to have benefit these consultations before definitely formulating position but is sympathetic to Pearson’s suggestion.”