320/12–351: Telegram

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

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Delga 489. For Hickerson (UNA) from Hall. Need Dept’s views Delga 478 [468] recommendation contributions as item scheduled for discussion Thursday Comite 5 and affirmative political and technical work other dels necessary. Preliminary soundings today indicate no enthusiasm but probable reluctant acceptance package deal.

UK given full plan and has informed FO and Treasury London and Wash and possible may join US in waiver WCF reduction. UK [Page 198]primary concern seems avoidance any legitimate excuse Soviet withdrawal UN and may be prepared sacrifice major portion contributions comite reduction this end. [Hall.]

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