800.014 Antarctic/9–748: Telegram

The Minister in New Zealand (Scotten) to the Secretary of State


139. Re deptel 77, August 10.1 Secretary External Affairs2 states Prime Minister3 is willing to “go along” with American Antarctic proposals although closer UN relationship considered preferable. New Zealand Legation Washington receiving instructions.4

  1. Not printed, but see footnote 1 to the Department of State aide-mémoire of August 9 to the Australian Embassy, p. 996.
  2. A. D. McIntosh.
  3. Peter Fraser.
  4. Despatch 297, September 8, from Wellington, not printed, confirmed the contents of this telegram and enclosed a memorandum of a conversation with officials of the New Zealand Ministry of External Affairs indicating that although the New Zealand Government’s first reaction to the American proposal had been adverse, its final favorable decision was influenced by the United Kingdom (800.014 Antarctic/9–848).