320/12–1251: Telegram

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

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Delga 638. Re contributions. In light action Comte Five does Dept wish USGADel staff urge Canada reintroduce proposal plenary next week. If proposal to have any chance success it wld in judgment USGADel staff require direct approach foreign mins or heads of govts Commonwealth, Western Europe and Latin America to change abstentions to affirmative votes. USGADel staff opinion is such action valuable assure US reduction 1953 financial year to 33⅓ percent, to improve presentation to Congress and stop present trend so-called underdeveloped states voting irresponsibly on budget and financial proposals UN.

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