501.BB Korea/2–1248: Telegram

The Ambassador in Australia ( Butler ) to the Secretary of State

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26. Urtel 36, February 9. ExtAff (External Affairs) feels that no useful purpose would be served by observing elections in South Korea only and that this would only worsen cleavage between US and Soviet positions. However, if Interim Committee decides otherwise, they do not expect to object to procedure it agrees upon. They appeared unmoved by Department’s views.

Butler