501.BC/1–1948: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Representative at the United Nations (Austin)


25. In view outcome Big Five consultation, reurtel 72, Jan 19, 1948 Dept has following suggestions:

As soon as practicable Committee of Experts should commence discussion Rules of Procedure this subject.
US should introduce proposals circulated among members SC at Aug 27, 1947 meeting as suggested in our 418, Sept 24, 1947.1
In light of ambiguous positions expressed by UK, France and China, Dept would like to learn their probable attitude towards possible US proposal in IC that permanent members agree not to utilize veto in SC decisions under Chapter VI and in membership matters.
Above without prejudice to possibility additional Big Five consultations.
  1. Not printed.