357.AD/6–2550: Telegram

The Ambassador in Korea (Muccio) to the Secretary of State


938. Embtel 933, June 25.1 UNCOK chairman Liu informs us that at meeting today UNCOK resolved send report to Secretary General [Page 134] UN setting forth all facts re hostilities gathered to date.2 Message will further state UNCOK regards situation as serious and one which may assume status of full-fledged war. Message will ask Secretary General to consider inviting attention of SC to matter. Liu stressed message will only ask Secretary General consider possibility of bringing matter to SC. Liu went on to say that if situation “deteriorates tomorrow” UNCOK will probably send further message definitely requesting Secretary General to put matter before SC.

Liu further stated UNCOK decided he should go on air at 9 o’clock Seoul time on GHT and broadcast one or two minute appeal for both sides to cease-fire.

Theme will be Koreans should not fight Koreans. Broadcast will include offer to mediate with view to peaceful settlement.

Text of broadcast will be telegraphed when available.3 Suggest USUN endeavor obtain copy of UNCOK message to Secretary General referred to above.

Repeated info CINCFE Tokyo.

  1. Not printed, but see footnote 1 to telegram 935, supra.
  2. UNCOK’s report to the Secretary General was distributed as U.N. document S/1496. For further information on this document, see the memorandum of conversation by Mr. Noyes, June 25, p. 144, and telegram 541, June 26, from New York, p. 171.
  3. See U.N. document A/1350, p. 3, and U.N. document A/AC.26/SR.32.