684A.85/1–1850: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom


268. Ur 289 Jan 18. Dept approves line taken by Emb reps in conversation with Furlonge. Fol specific comments reftel which Emb may use in conversations FonOff.

View PCC experience, Dept believes negots Israel with Arab states individually rather than with two or more Arab states at same time wld probably be more conducive successful outcome.
Dept adopted economic approach to Pal problem because active US efforts in polit field to bring about settlement (through US rep PCC and US Dipl reps) were unsuccessful. Dept still considers economic approach most hopeful one, and has no reason believe new intervention in polit field wld prove any more fruitful than previously.
Dept continues believe US intervention in Israeli-Jordan talks undesirable.
Dept continues strongly opposed to US participation in any guarantees.