396.1 GE/6–854: Telegram
The United States Delegation to the Department of State
Secto 398. Repeated information London 254, Paris 397, Bangkok 18, Usun 12. Reference Tosec 368.1 Eden is not returning until just prior to Indochina plenary this afternoon, and Bidault is leaving for Paris immediately following the plenary. I believe I can obtain Bidault’s agreement instruct Hoppenot to agree to language which will not specifically restrict POC operations to Thailand, and will make attempt do so before Bidault’s departure today. However, in view of Eden’s and Bidault’s schedules, there will be no opportunity work out and agree on specific language prior to Friday.2
As I have previously said, I see grave dangers in negotiating this subject here and had hoped that further negotiations and drafting could be centered in New York and Washington.