399.10–UPU/1–2451: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Egypt


711. For Redding. Reurtel 769 Jan 24. In event US motion defeated and Fr compromise comes to vote agree you shld vote against but not lobby or speak against. You shld of course strongly oppose Soviet motion. Dept considers use secret ballot question this kind undesirable precedent and in any event seriously doubts beneficial effect its use. Therefore, you shld not make motion use secret ballot; if such motion made by other Del you shld abstain. Dept suggests you urge Brit Rep telephone FonOff and attempt get authorization abstain or support US motion in light of recent highest level talks between two govts on China problems.1

  1. Refers presumably to a meeting on the evening of January 23 of British Ambassador Franks “with Secretary and other Dept officers for discussion Korean-UN problem.” (Telegram Deptel 3512 to London, January 24, 7 p. m., 795.00/1–2451). For documentation on the Korean War, see volume vii .