693.0031/5–949: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Douglas) to the Secretary of State

1801. Deptel 1382, April 22, 7 p. m. Embassy has discussed matter of application R–procedure to China with Foreign Office several times but so far without result. Dening29 today stated personal opinion that British Government would cooperate in application of procedure to China for purpose of preventing stockpiling by Soviets but matter still under consideration by ministers concerned. Dening added that British Government does not see urgency of matter as trade with China now almost at standstill.

  1. Maberly B. Dening, British Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Far East).