The Ambassador in Korea (Briggs) to the Department of State
913. Re Deptel 739, March 17. Secretary’s letter which I marked confidential delivered this morning to Foreign Minister Pyun who said he would immediately convey it to President Rhee. Only comment Pyun made while reading letter was in regard to third paragraph (re Russia not “sponsoring power” and declaring conference two sided) with which he apparently disagrees. He also observed it might be “inconvenient” send representative to Washington, assuming Korea decides to attend, and asked why necessary consultation could not be conducted here between him and me.