396.1 GE/5–954: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation1


Tedul 49. For Under Secretary from Secretary. You are authorized to support in general terms French initiative looking toward an armistice agreement incorporating effective and adequate safeguards and under international supervision. You should throw in additional language reiterating established NSC policy concerning objective of assuring independence and freedom of Associated States. In so far as relates to a guarantee you should make clear that the US must reserve its position until it is known more clearly what would be the nature of the settlement to be guaranteed and the obligations of the guarantors.

  1. Drafted by the Secretary of State.