320/2–953: Telegram

The United States Representative at the United Nations (Lodge) to the Department of State


493. Re items on GA agenda.

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4. The appointment of a secretary general seems to me a particularly delicate negotiating problem. The alternatives seem to be whether there can be agreement on a new secretary general satisfactory to us or whether there must be an acting secretary general appointed by the Assembly. It is too early to say which solution will occur and precisely how to go about seeing to it that an individual satisfactory to us is finally agreed upon. At this time, however, I see disadvantages in the US joining any active group in promoting any particular candidate.

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