320/12–1752: Telegram

No. 531
The Acting Secretary of State to the United States Mission at the United Nations


Gadel 104. Re Palestine. By direct order of Pres conveyed to Acting Sec tonight, you are instructed to vote against any amendments to Pal res1 as it stands and to muster all support you can for res in its present form.

  1. Reference is to the eight-power resolution as revised (U.N. doc. A/AC.61/L.23/Rev.4), adopted by the Ad Hoc Political Committee at its 39th meeting on Dec. 11. The report of the Committee (U.N. doc. A/2310) was considered by the General Assembly at its 405th and 406th plenary meetings on Dec. 18. The draft resolution proposed by the Committee was rejected by a roll-call vote of 24 in favor (including the United States) to 21 against, with 15 abstentions. (A/PV.405–406)