Editorial Note

In the week following the fourth United States–United Kingdom ministerial meeting members of the United States and United Kingdom Delegations continued to work on various drafts of a tripartite statement on arms shipments and security. By May 18 Bevin and Acheson had agreed on the text of a draft statement which was presented to Schuman on that day. For the text of the Foreign Ministers’ statement as released to the press on May 25, see Department of State Bulletin, June 5, 1950, page 886. Documentation on the discussion of the various drafts is in files 396.1 LO/5–1250–1850.