396.1 GE/6–1454: Telegram

SmithEdenChauvel Meeting, Geneva, June 13, Evening: The United States Delegation to the Department of State

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Dulte 179. Repeated information London 275, Paris 426, Moscow 120. Limit distribution. I met with Eden and Chauvel Sunday evening.

[Here follows the main portion of the telegram which dealt with Indochina; for text, see page 1132.]

Eden indicated full agreement with our draft 16-nation declaration on Korea, but expressed some doubts about proposed letter from three to Molotov. He is inclined to feel, and I agree, Communists likely to insist on another plenary on Korea and that in this case best tactic might be let them talk, following which two or three Allied delegates would make brief statements, pointing out no change in Communist position. Immediately following close such session, 16-nation declaration would be issued.