Eisenhower Library, Dulles papers

Memorandum by the Director of Central Intelligence ( Dulles ) to the Secretary of State

personal and private

I received the following eyes only message for you from Bedell sent Geneva Saturday, May 29.

“Please give this privately to Foster preferably by phone as soon as convenient after he arrives in New York on Tuesday. Bedell is convinced that Eden and Bidault are willing to accept Foster’s leadership and judgment on matter of Thai Resolution but they would like to be sure that decisions are his, personally, and taken after he has personally considered their respective problems. Eden’s position vis-à-vis India particularly difficult now as result of Allen’s statement to Pillai re British support. This statement was made before Eden had informed Krishna Menon, which he did this morning, with bad reaction.”