493.90B234/9–2851: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in Burma


299. Embtel 312 Sep 24. Dept will take fol action in line with suggestions made by FonMin:

Instruct Emb Taipei approach FonOff and urge it order Li Mi and staff return Taiwan and remain there.
Instruct Emb Taipei again request Chi Govt order troops leave Burm or submit internment.
Await result joint appeal already being made to Thai Govt by UK–US Ambs and report outcome to Emb Rangoon for info FonOff. If appeal is found not to have covered matter adequately Dept will consider further approach.

You may in your discretion inform FonMin proposed action.1

Rptd info AmEmbassy Bangkok—738 AmEmbassy New Delhi—709 USUN—158.

  1. Telegram 344, October 4, from Rangoon informed the Department that the substance of the above telegram had been conveyed to the Prime Minister and to the Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry who expressed their appreciation (493.90B234/10–451).