399.10–UPU/1–2551: Telegram

The Ambassador in Egypt ( Caffery ) to the Secretary of State


776. From Redding. Deptel 711, January 24. Situation complicated last night by position Chinese Communists who arrived and stated president committee they would take seat and would refuse to leave until forced out by physical violence. We view this as insult to committee. This morning we arranged Nationalists be present in meeting room too. Then arranged delay of meeting while try to work out settlement. Meeting to continue this afternoon. On advice Embassy here if Communists continue their present position and flout decision of committee will move to adjourn meeting as having become impotent to enforce its decisions; will be supported in this by Brazil and Argentine possibly others but do not know yet. Yugoslavia wavering in Communist group and may abstain. UK telephoning London for new instructions. [Redding.]