790.5/5–2654: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation1

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Tedul 126. Re Dulte 117.2 UK military have informed our JCS of receipt of message from Eden yesterday indicating he had accepted interpretations set forth in your memo;3 that USDel Geneva had been informed; and that it was now agreed talks could proceed as soon as possible.

Our JCS would like to issue invitations Thursday4 for five-power talks to begin Washington about June 2 and would appreciate urgent confirmation way is now clear.5

  1. Drafted by MacArthur.
  2. In telegram Dulte 117, May 26, Smith reported that “Eden has forwarded my memorandum to London and is confident it will be well received. He hopes talks will start as quickly as possible and so do I. Can we not get on with them?” (790.5/5–2554)
  3. See telegrams Tedul 107, May 22, and Dulte 100, May 23, pp. 888 and 900, respectively.
  4. May 27.
  5. The JCS issued the invitation on May 27 for talks to begin June 3, and designated Adm. Robert B. Carney, Chief of Naval Operations, as Senior U.S. Representative to the talks.