350/6–1551: Telegram

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


1657. Re participation Italy in TC. Ambassador Guidotti informed US TC del that Ital del was pleased with reception by TC of first report on Somaliland. With regard to their future participation in TC now that basic examination of Somaliland report has been completed, Guidotti said that he expected to intervene only rarely and might not attend all TC sessions. He recognized that Italy had right under rules of procedure adopted last session TC to participate on all council questions relating to Somaliland or to the international trusteeship system, but said that he expected to give this a narrow interpretation and participate only when the matters under discussion related quite specifically to Somaliland under Ital administration.