320/4–2550: telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Representative at the United Nations (Austin)1


184. Dept has been approached informally by Iranian Emb in behalf Entezam’s2 candidacy for Pres 5th GA. Dept regards Entezam as highly qualified and believes Near East has strong claim on post since this area has never held GA Presidency. Accordingly, US presently disposed support his candidacy.

However, before making commitment, Dept wishes to know preliminary views Fr and Brit Reps this matter, including possibility other candidates, and also to have Romulo’s3 reaction since it seems likely that when Entezam withdrew his candidacy for Presidency 4th GA in favor of Romulo, some understanding re future may have been reached.

Ascertain views these reps toward Entezam’s candidacy. Dept wld also appreciate USUN’s views, including timing of commitment to Entezam.

  1. Repeated for information only to the United States Embassies in Iran, the United Kingdom, France, and Canada.
  2. Nasrollah Entezam, Iranian Ambassador to the United States.
  3. Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Romulo, Permanent Representative of the Philippines at the United Nations. He was president of the fourth session of the General Assembly.