The United States High Commissioner
for Germany (McCloy) to the Department of
2181. Inform Defense. Reurtel
sent Bonn 935, rptd info Paris 3895, dated 7 January.2 Fol
is text of draft tripartite protocol on joint action by Ambassadors
submitted today by Fr:
Paper has not been discussed in committee. In gen it appears satisfactory in terms of Dept reply to Fr aide-mémoire (Deptel 253, November 9 to Bonn4). We have, however, fol preliminary comments. Assume Dept wld prefer agreed minute in place of protocol but Fr will probably insist on latter.
Para 4. Suggested procedure of joint instructions to kommandatura is in line with present practice and with provisions of para 3.
Para 5. Paper fails to make provision for decision, whether unanimous or by majority vote, when three powers are concerned in submission to arbitrary tribunal. Wording shld be altered to read “disagreements with FedRep arising under conventions concluded on”.
Para 5. b. We believe any one of three powers shld be permitted to submit question to arbitrary tribunal even if other two are opposed.
Wld appreciate Dept’s comments soonest.
- Repeated to Paris.↩
- Telegram 935 reported that the French had agreed to discuss in the Allied High Commission the activities of the three future Ambassadors to the Federal Republic, but had insisted that any agreement on the role of the Ambassadors must be approved by the three governments. (662A.00/1–752)↩
- For the General Agreement as approved by the Foreign Ministers of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany at Paris, Nov. 22, 1951, see Annex A to HICOM/P (51) 91, Nov. 17, 1951, Foreign Relations, 1951, vol. iii, Part 2, p. 1592.↩
- See telegram 2930 to Frankfurt, Foreign Relations, 1951, vol. iii, p. 1575.↩