790.5/5–1754: Telegram

The United States Delegation to the Department of State

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Dulte 79. Repeated information Paris 286, London 176. Paris eyes only Ambassador. London eyes only Ambassador. Re Dulte 77, repeated Paris 283.1 Caccia has just informed us that Eden has gotten off telegram to London recommending approval of immediate start of five-power military staff talks. He has asked for reply by tomorrow and believes it will be favorable. His only reservation will be that [Page 838] committee which is to start its work in Washington should have power to move to meeting place other than Washington if later developments would indicate such move desirable.

Re Dulte 76, (repeated Paris 282, London 173) Caccia reported subject had gone well in Parliament this afternoon.2

  1. Dated May 17, p. 835.
  2. For summary of telegram Dulte 76, May 17, see footnote 2, p. 816.