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


42. For Lodge. Urtel 45. GA Presidency. As we are now committed to Prince Wan, I believe any approach to Van Kleffens based on the assumption latter might be elected GA President would only give Dutch cause to charge us with bad faith when they learn of our commitment. I would not want to do anything to add to our difficulties in explaining to the Dutch why we cannot support Van Kleffens.

  1. Drafted by Popper.