501.BC Armaments/2–948: Telegram

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


51. For Osborn. Consistent with decisions re course of action to be followed in CCA reached at RAC meeting (attended by Osborn) Feb. 4 (1) Manner of dealing with Item II (see Deptel 23 Jan 20) remains unchanged. Redraft of latest version UK-Australian Resolution showing RAC proposed changes and preferences being forwarded by pouch (RAC D–13/12e).1

(2) CCA consideration of Item III of Plan of Work should be limited to elements of a system of safeguards, avoiding to extent possible, involvement in technical details. Approved U.S. position on [Page 318] these elements (RAC D–18/2e)2 indicates desired scope of CCA consideration.

(3) Dept approves efforts to broaden support for view that at a time consistent with 4 below a CCA report could be submitted to SC. Depending on the situation in the CCA such a report would embrace all work done up to and including a resolution on elements of a system of safeguards.

(4) Any report from CCA to SC should be deferred until after SC takes up Third Report of UNAEC. Reasons are same as those given in Deptel 23 of Jan 20.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Not printed; earlier version, document RAC D–18/2d, Foreign Relations, 1947, vol. i, p. 703.