396.1 GE/6–354: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation 1


Tosec 334. In future conversations re Thai SC appeal for UN observation, may be helpful for you to know British have been making strenuous efforts in New York to ensure that Thai request is for UN observation limited to Thailand alone. British have pressed USUN use influence with Thai Del to restrict opening Thai SC statement accordingly. USUN has refused, stating our position clear from outset POC subcommission must be given authority observe in other states in general area if those states so request, though we would expect Laos and Cambodia would not at this time make such a request. Khoman told USUN yesterday he could not accept restriction POC subcommission authority to Thailand alone; said public opinion his country would not consider it provided adequate protection for Thailand.

  1. Drafted by Popper of UNA/UNP. Repeated to London as telegram 6520 and to Bangkok as telegram 2405.