380. Telegram From the Delegation at the Foreign Ministers Meetings to the Department of State1

Secto 323. At tripartite Ministerial meeting November 16 it agreed to table in conference proposed statement to be made by four Foreign Ministers (text in immediately following cable2).

Secretary stated his assumption that in terms of guidance to US, UK and French representatives on UN Disarmament Subcommittee this paper would not supersede previous tripartite paper tabled at conference at 10th session November 10th3 which would serve as guidance to our UN representatives. Macmillan and Pinay fully concurred saying present paper was tactical move and did not supersede or replace original paper.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 396.1–FE/11–1655. Confidential. The meeting took place at 10:30 a.m. on November 16.
  2. Secto 324 from Geneva, November 16, not printed. (Ibid.) For text of the statement on disarmament, see Foreign Ministers Meeting, p. 227, or Cmd. 9633, p. 134.
  3. For text of this proposal, see Foreign Ministers Meeting, pp. 199–201, or Cmd. 9633, pp. 132–133.