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The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Peiping (Clubb)

60. In connection reported intention Communists abrogate treaties with foreign powers, following comment for your use in your discretion if appropriate occasion offers. Respect for treaty obligations basis relations among modern states. UN17 attaches great significance state’s record treaty observance as evidence state’s ability and willingness discharge Charter18 obligations. One of reasons Albania failed admission UN was its refusal recognize international obligations under treaties. States desiring terminate or modify treaties obligated follow procedures prescribed in individual treaties.

Acheson
  1. United Nations.
  2. Signed at San Francisco, June 26, 1945; 59 Stat. 1031.