2. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission at the United Nations1

682. Your 779, 780.2 Department continues believe Secretary General should not try prejudge decision tenth GA on holding review conference and that his proposed suggestion GA decide hold conference but leave date open out-of-place in preface factual and non-controversial volume background materials. You should point this out to him, indicating while our ultimate position may possibly be along lines his proposal, we doubt wisdom his making suggestion at this time. You should not make major issue our reaction since, as you know, we do not ourselves envisage conference before 1957 and are currently considering what GA action most suitable view this fact and our position favoring GA decision hold conference. Except for penultimate paragraph, draft preface entirely acceptable.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 310.1/5–1355. Confidential. Signed for the Secretary by Wainhouse.
  2. See footnote 3, supra.