790B.00/8–152: Telegram

No. 22
The Chargé in the Republic of China (Jones) to the Department of State 1

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117. Re Deptel 52, July 23; Rangoon tel 81 to Dept 7 to Bangkok 2 to Taipei, July 16.2 I have discussed subj reftel with FonMin 3 and emphasized seriousness with which US regards any developments tending to involve KMT with internal affairs Burma. FonMin appreciates that such involvement is no more to interest Chi Govt than to US or other govts concerned and promised today to take measures to prevent embarrassment to all concerned.

FonMin emphasized that Li Mi was an adventurer and difficult to control, his operations having previously resulted in considerable embarrassment to the FonOff as well as to the Chi Govt. He consequently welcomed strong US stand as lever in bringing pressure to straighten out matter.

Jones
  1. Repeated to Rangoon, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.
  2. Telegram 81 from Rangoon is summarized in footnotes 2 and 3, Document 20.
  3. George K.C. Yeh.