371. Editorial Note

At 10:15 a.m. on November 15, Secretary Dulles and Stassen met with Molotov and Sobolev to discuss disarmament. Following their meeting, the fourteenth session of the four Foreign Ministers met at the Palais des Nations. The fourteenth session recessed from 11:03 to 11:25 a.m. during which the Western Ministers met to consider the Soviet proposal on item I of the agenda. At 1:55 p.m. Dulles lunched with Conant, MacArthur, and Merchant, and then the Secretary of State met with Macmillan at 3:15 p.m. to discuss the Middle East. The fifteenth meeting of the four Foreign Ministers met from 4 to 7:17 p.m. with a recess from 5:32 to 6:43 p.m. during which Dulles and Molotov again discussed disarmament. Following the completion of the fifteenth session, the Ministers went into restricted meeting from 7:30 to 8 p.m. to consider the drafting of a final communiqué. Dulles then met briefly with Macmillan after the restricted session, with Ambassador Johnson at 8:10 p.m., and had dinner with Gordon Gray. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 586, Chron–24)

Records of the two meetings between Dulles and Molotov and the three meetings of the four Foreign Ministers follow. Records of the two meetings with Macmillan are ibid. No records of the other meetings have been found in Department of State files.