501.AA/12–749: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in India (Henderson)35

878. Fyi36 tel addressed Secy, by Kashag, recd Dec 3 from Gyantse states Tibet independent, fears Commie aggression. To defend country and preserve independence, Tibet considers admission UN essential. Tel states Tibetans sending mission US and request US support presenting application UN membership.

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Dept requests Emb’s comments and suggests you discuss with GoI and UK High Commissioner.

  1. Repeated to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom as No. 4371.
  2. For your information.