Conference files, lot 60 D 627, CF 242

The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation1

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Tedul 88. For Under Secretary from Secretary. A news ticker report from London indicates British sources have informed the press there re agreement on five-power talks. In view of firm UK agreement set forth in Dulte 842 that there would be no publicity whatsoever and [Page 857]no announcement to the press I find this development most disheartening. Unless you perceive objection, please mention this to Eden and tell him ticker report on information given out in London arrived at precise time that President was going over his proposal which specifically stated nothing would be said to press.

Dulles
  1. Drafted by O’Connor of S.
  2. Dated May 18, p. 841.