The Ambassador in Egypt ( Caffery ) to the Secretary of State
Cairo , January 24, 1951—noon.
769. From Redding. France, supporting US position re Chinese Communists but still looks like defeat. France proposes compromise to seat no one and allow Nationalists and Communists participate as observers. Argues this consistent with Security Council action. Request US oppose nominally, asks secret vote. Abstaining governments will support compromise. Argentine now authorized to speak. Please instruct soonest niact. [Redding.]