396.1 GE/7–1854: Telegram

The United States Delegation to the Department of State


Secto 662. Repeated information Paris priority 99, Saigon priority 68. Working level elements French delegation indicate that if agreements between commands are reached tomorrow and conference accepts or “respects” these agreements, date for cease fire will probably be set at fifteen days from July 20. This period has been suggested by French High Command, Saigon.

  1. Although note on source text indicates that this message was delayed in transmission, it is more likely that it was dated July 19 and not July 18. It was not received in the Department of State until July 21.