3. Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation Between the Secretary of State and Robert Anderson, Washington, January 3, 1956, 4:32 p.m.1


Anderson said he talked to all but one partner. He thinks he is reasonably clear. Sec. said there are one or two things we would like to do here, and guess is we can start to move ahead. Hoover is with him and we should think about letting the British know2 in a general way we are planning some action here. We may start to break it gently to them now. The Sec. asked when A. would really be able to plunge into it. A. will talk to the third partner, and will come down tomorrow afternoon and spend a couple of days; go back to New York, and in a couple of days be ready. Sec. said between us and the President we will deal with the third partner if there is any trouble.

  1. Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Telephone Conversations. Transcribed by Bernau.
  2. Dulles informed Makins of Anderson’s impending mission on January 5. See Document 5.