320/12–1251: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the United States Representative at the United Nations (Austin)1


Gadel 428. We have been advised that PriMin Malan intends issue this eve statement announcing temporary withdrawal South African Del from GA and recall of Donges for consultation. If statement is actually issued Dept will not issue press statement but in response questions will say “We regret that the South African Govt has decided to withdraw its Del from the UN GA. We note that the withdrawal is temporary and hope that on further consideration the South African Govt will decide to return its Del to the GA.”

Suggest Del and Emb fol same line.

  1. Repeated for information to Pretoria as 125.