396.1 GE/6–854: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation 1


Tosec 378. Reference Secto 3982 and Tosec 368.3 Latter somewhat over-emphasized my views.

Appreciate heavy burden which would be laid on you if you had to negotiate specific language of draft resolution on UN observation for Thailand with Eden and Bidault, in addition your other activities. Therefore, suggest you limit your efforts to seeking agreement Eden and Bidault to principle of not absolutely restricting POC operations to Thailand and have them instruct their UN delegations accordingly. Precise language of resolution would then be worked out in detail in New York. If this goes beyond what you can conveniently undertake, let me know and then forget it.

We are still eager to obtain agreement on earliest resumption of SC proceedings.

  1. Drafted by the Secretary of State and by Popper of UNA/UNP. Repeated to London as telegram 6658, to Paris as telegram 4468, to Bangkok as telegram 2452, and to USUN as telegram 630.
  2. Dated June 8, p. 1065.
  3. Dated June 7, p. 1058.