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The United States Representative at the United Nations (Austin) to the Secretary of State

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911. Re Korea: Kyrou,1 on assumption GA action would be required, expressed view to Ross this morning that strong GA action in view of weak military situation would be impossible until defense line established. He added view that establishment defense line was essential for coordination with British of strong policy in GA. He referred to conversation with Younger in which Younger observed that events in Korea show that UK policy was right. Kyrou reported he asked Younger whether it would not be better for the UK to be [Page 1268]with the US on a wrong policy than apart from the US on a right policy. Younger replied, according to Kyrou, that there was something in that.

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  1. Alexis Kyrou, Permanent Representative of Greece at the United Nations.