Conference files, lot 60 D 627, CF 242: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation1

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Tedul 123. Limit distribution. Hope your talk with Eden resulted in British agreement go along on Thai initiative in SC,2 since we are eager begin proceedings without delay.

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We would expect Khoman would be able to send Thai letter raising this matter in SC before end of week, and that SC meetings could be scheduled, say, for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week (June 2, 3 and 4). If SC action could be completed that quickly, and assuming Soviet veto, we would expect General Assembly might meet on or shortly after June 15th.

Would appreciate it if you could ask Eden to request Dixon in New York to cooperate to extent possible in arranging for SC proceedings.

We will want to approach Indians as soon as we know Eden has consented.

  1. Drafted by Popper of UNA/UNP. Repeated to USUN as telegram 588.
  2. Regarding the Thai decision to make an appeal to the United Nations, see the memorandum of conversation, p. 919.