460.509/11–2150: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in France 1


2823. Excon USDel. Be London’s 2959 Nov 21 rptd Paris 9572 and previous messages in this series.

Agreement reached in London tripartite talks, as reflected in agreed report to FonMins (Doc TRI/31 and annexes3), represents very substantial progress in field of internatl security export controls and is accepted by US Govt.4
All interested agencies most gratified with results obtained. Dept pleased to commend all members of del, under chairmanship Bohlen, for their excellent teamwork and individual contributions in carrying this lengthy and complicated negots to successful conclusion.
Assume that Embs London and Paris have expressed to FonOff in most appropriate manner Depts recognition their econ and polit difficulties in approaching this problem and appreciation their spirit of accommodation as shown in final results. Pls express also to Brit appreciation burden placed on them as host govt and most efficient handling these mtgs.
Dept is considering what shld be said to other dels CG concerning US attitude toward further changes in internatl lists and concerning US export policy in light of NSC meeting scheduled today.
  1. This telegram, which was repeated to London as 2687, had the concurrence of the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense, and the Economic Cooperation Administration.
  2. Supra.
  3. November 20, p. 234.
  4. Notification of American acceptance of the Agreed Report was conveyed to the French Foreign Ministry on November 24. Formal British and French approval followed shortly thereafter.