396.1 GE/5–2154: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation 1

confidential
niact

Tosec 228. Urtel Secto 273.2 Below is Thai draft letter to SC President containing Department modifications as given to Sarasin last June. No memo of transmission required for SC proceeding.

Verbatim text:

“I have the honor, under instructions from my Government and in conformity with Articles 34 and 35, paragraph 1, of the United Nations Charter, to bring to the attention of the Security Council a situation which, in the view of my Government, represents not only a threat to the security of Thailand but is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security of the region.

Large-scale fighting has taken place in the immediate vicinity of Thai territory; there has been a clear possibility of direct incursions [Page 876] of foreign troops into its territory. This possibility continues to exist [despite the temporary recession of the direct threat of military incursions.]3

I have the honor to bring this situation of international tension to the attention of the Security Council to the end that the Security Council may provide for observation in the area under the Peace Observation Commission.

The Royal Thai Government makes this appeal to the Security Council not only as a firm supporter of the United Nations but as a power firmly determined to play its part in the maintenance of international peace and security in Southeast Asia.

Finally, I have the honor to request that you call a meeting of the Security Council to consider this matter and, as representative of Thailand, I may be invited, in conformity with Rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure of the Security Council, to participate in the Council discussion of the question.

Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Suggest bracketed portion of last sentence second paragraph be omitted.

Next following telegram contains text of draft resolution.

We are pouching you Thai text of Thai statement in SC and Department redraft thereof prepared last June. Believe this will need considerable reworking to bring it up to date. We are reviewing this text and will send you our comments.

Also pouching set of drafts outlining problems expected arise in SC and GA proceeding. These are working papers only and contain no firm positions.

Dulles
  1. Drafted by Stein of UNA/UNP. Repeated to USUN as telegram 574.
  2. Not printed. (396.1 GE/5–2154)
  3. Brackets in the source text.