SmithMenon Meeting, Geneva, June 4, Evening: Editorial Note

For the complete report on this meeting, which dealt mainly with Indochina, see telegram Dulte 154, June 5, from Geneva, page 1038. Smith, who met with Menon at the latter’s request, summarized as follows Menon’s comments on Korea:

“Principal burden of his remarks, again was that in interest of reducing world tensions and to avoid complete failure of international conferences, we should not have a break here on Korea, but should announce a few points of agreement on principle and then agreement to disagree, et cetera.” (110.11 DU/6–554)