501.AA/3–2548: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State


1607. Despite the information contained in my 1412, March 17 (which was given us by a qualified official in the European Division), to the effect that French would oppose all Soviet satellites except Finland, as a result of a disagreement between Foreign Office’s European Division and Broustra (who is in charge of UN affairs at the Quai d’Orsay), instructions to oppose all satellites except Finland have not yet gone forward. I pressed this matter again with Bidault yesterday, however, and he agreed to go along with us and said he would so instruct Broustra.