396.1 GE/6–454: Telegram

The United States Delegation to the Department of State


Secto 374. Repeated information Saigon 142, Paris 384. Dac Khe told Heath yesterday that he had protested to French delegation that French Officers, who have now started talks in Geneva with representatives of Viet Minh command, are defeatists. Vietnamese Government has Colonel Kim sitting in on these talks and Vietnamese delegation has added Tran Van Tuyen, both of whom have been instructed watch for any signs of “defeatist concessions” by their French colleagues.