357.AD/10–2650: Telegram

The Chargé in Korea (Drumright) to the Secretary of State


299. Deptel 230, October 21 was received here this afternoon just prior to Ambassador Muccio’s departure. He asked me to inform Department he strongly disapproves of proposed resolution. Passage of resolution, which seems scarcely within terms of reference of IC and wholly inappropriate on eve of departure of permanent commission, would be repugnant to ROK and would further impair delicate efforts being made to solve occupation and unification problems to satisfaction of all concerned. I doubt advisability of making essentials of principles known to Rhee, who has in his possession copy of civil affaire directive, who is strongly opposed to certain portions of directive and with whom virtually all facets of occupation and unification problems have been explored in recent conversations, including one this morning, by Ambassador Muccio.

I strongly recommend Department endeavor forestall adoption of proposed resolution pending consultation with Muccio who should be in Washington by weekend.

Repeated information CINCUNC unnumbered, CINCFE Tokyo.