795.00/6–1354: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation

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Tosec 411. Geneva’s Secto 431 repeated Seoul 124 Tokyo 130.1 Tokyo also pass CINCUNC. Secretary has not seen reference telegram. Department believes it constitutes good basis for discussion with other [Page 371]delegations. Pyun may have trouble with undertaking next-to-last paragraph make further efforts if Communists accept fundamental principles but hope you can convince him.

Since Communist proposals have paid lip service to “free elections”, suggest might be clearer and more pointed revise last sentence second paragraph to read “The Communist delegations fear and reject any elections conducted under conditions of genuine freedom.”

Dulles
  1. Dated June 12. p. 369.