690D.91/1–2552: Telegram

The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Holmes) to the Department of State1


3230. 1. Lord Ismay had two long discussions with Zafrullah yesterday in which he attempted to win him over to view it wld be desirable avoid formal SC res altogether, suggesting it wld be preferable merely afford Graham opportunity have last round of conversations with India and Pak, and that procedure cld be set in motion by Pres SC stating, after appropriate introductory speeches by US, UK, Fr and perhaps others, that it appears to be sense of SC that Graham shld make final effort.

2. At first mtg Zafrullah willing give idea reluctant support.

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3. UKG has now wired Paris and Washington reporting sense of above and recommending effort be made get necessary SC support for sending Graham back without res, or failing this then relatively anodyne res such as that already under contemplation.

  1. Repeated for information to Karachi, New Delhi, and Paris.