795.00/11–650: Telegram

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

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2626. When I saw Bevin this afternoon I left with him copy of your message contained in Deptel 2344,1 length of which precluded detailed discussion. However Bevin indicated that it was his belief that Chinese were so deeply involved that they would not now voluntarily settle for less than considerable say in Korean solution. He likewise expressed concern over serious possibility that developments in Korea might tie up extensive resources of West thereby undermining defense program in Europe.

Bevin had already received text draft resolution for possible use in SC on Chinese intervention but was as yet unprepared to comment.

  1. November 6, 2 a. m., p. 1050.