The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Pakistan 1
462. From McGhee. Secy has again considered US position (Embtel 685 Jan 30) and believes it shld remain same as indicated in his Nov 17 talk with Zafrulla and US aide-mémoire Nov 30.
We have never questioned validity Durand Line but believe we cannot explicitly state our position at this time without completely [Page 1943]altering basis Nov 6 approach. We wld reconsider this position if talks break down.
You may convey above to FonOff. Pak Emb here not informed. [McGhee.]
- Repeated by air to London, New Delhi, and Kabul.↩