350/1–1350: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Representative on the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations ( Sayre ), at Geneva


73. In event any action is proposed in TC having effect of unseating Rep of Chi National Govt or seating Rep Communist regime you are instructed to vote in negative.

In case Council nevertheless decides unseat Rep Chi National Govt and seat Communist Rep you shld continue normal participation in Council work, pointing out that question before TC is essentially an organizational matter and that US will abide by views of Council majority.

If issue arises you shld explain in advance to other TC Members including Chi National Govt Rep that US will oppose seating of Communist Rep.1

  1. Though tending to become more detailed with the passage of time, especially with referral to specific rules of procedure, basically the same instruction was sent in subsequent weeks to U.S. delegations to other UN bodies convening for the first time in 1950. These instructions are not printed.