501.BC Indonesia/1–649: Telegram

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


6. For Jessup: In event resolution offered Fri1 involving withdrawal Neth forces from Republican territory in Indonesia and flash vote called thereon, fol is Dept idea of how such resolution should be safeguarded:

“Security Council calls upon the parties to withdraw their troops to positions occupied under Truce Agreement 17 Jan 1948, accordance with schedule to be determined by GOC, advised by reps of Neth Govt and reps of Republic of Indonesia, and by Mil Assistants of Consular Commission, which takes into account necessity for avoiding further-loss of life and for assuring ability of Republican Govt effectively to resume control over evacuated areas.”

We would prefer to avoid taking a position on any such resolution on Fri, pending outcome discussions here.

  1. January 7.