320/11–3050: Telegram

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


Delga 347. Re Korea. Feller gave Ross this morning text of following draft resolution Feller had prepared at request of Romulo pursuant to Quirino’s suggestion to Romulo that POC be utilized. Text follows:

“The GA,

Noting with grave concern the hostilities now being conducted in Korea,

Noting that there is imminent danger of the extension of the conflict in Korea to other areas in the Far East,

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Requests the members of the POC established by the resolution of 3 November, 1950 to organize the commission forthwith,

Requests the POC, upon notification by the President of the SC that the Council is not exercising the functions assigned to it by the Charter with respect to the conflict in Korea, to observe the situation in Korea and in the neighboring area and to report at the earliest possible moment to the GA.”

Feller further informed Ross that Lie is most anxious to be helpful. Lie feels that essential objective is to preserve free world coalition in UN. He is seeing Jebb and Chauvel this evening and will urge this point most strongly on them, indicating his view that if free world coalition falls apart then Europe will fall to Soviets.