396.1 GE/5–1054: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation
Tosec 114. Department’s Tosec 111 sent Seoul 904 and Tokyo 2468;1 Seoul’s 11392 and 11403 repeated Geneva 64 and 65 Tokyo 673 and 675. Department has reconsidered and does not desire discussion Plan B with working group in Geneva mentioned in paragraph 1 reference Department telegram.[Page 242]
Increasing seriousness Indochina situation underlines undesirability open break with Rhee over presentation Plan B which we like him recognize has serious practical difficulties if Communists were to accept. Efforts persuade him agree to presentation Plan B should continue along lines already indicated. Especially desirable have Pyun recommend it from Geneva if not already done.