320/11–151: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Netherlands ( Chapin ) to the Secretary of State


432. Re Deptel 556, October 25, 9 p. m. In election fill Yugo SC seat Neth del instructed by cab decision vote for Sov satellite or Greece depending how situation develops in UNGA. Neth inclined support Sov satellite for fol reasons:

Gentlemen’s agrmnt with USSR made at Yalta and San Francisco 1945 assuring Sovs additional seat SC.
To support Greece, Philippines or other noncandidate regarded as provocative to USSR.
Election this state regarded as not sufficiently important to argue about.

Prelim mtg West Eur reps held London October 26 to discuss UN agenda in accord Neth position this point. Only Belg inclined support Greece.