493.009/7–150: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Douglas) to the Secretary of State

secret   priority

5. Embtel 3733 June 29 repeated Paris, The Hague and Brussels.1 It was suggested to Tomlinson Foreign Office, this morning that in view favorable response France, Belgium and Netherlands there appeared to be no obstacles to immediate application export controls to China and North Korea.

Tomlinson, after consultation by telephone with British missions concerned, has arranged for Colonial Office to ask Hong Kong and Singapore apply controls immediately. Controls already in force in UK.

Sent Department 5; repeated info Paris 2, The Hague 1, Brussels 1.

  1. Not printed. It reported that Mr. Tomlinson of the Foreign Office had transmitted to the other British Government offices concerned a paper recommending that the United States position on application of export controls to China and North Korea be supported by the United Kingdom immediately (493.009/6–2950).