645K.51T3/3–1251: Telegram

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


1261. For Hickerson from Sayre. Ee Ewe question. In talk with Sir Alan Burns concerning Ewe problem after passage Iraq-US resolution I expressed my sincere hope no time be lost seeking solution to be laid before TC at June meeting. If administering authorities fail submit satisfactory solution there seems strong probability that after sharp exchanges in TC problem will be brought before GA next autumn with most unfortunate developments.

Sir Alan expressed entire agreement and wondered whether Department which had come to rescue of administering authorities at March meeting might not wish to press through diplomatic channels for early consideration and formulation of substantive proposals for practicable solution of Ewe question. In order avoid dangerous procrastination I hope and recommend that Department take appropriate steps. [Sayre.]