158. Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation Between the Secretary of State in Washington and the Representative at the United Nations (Lodge) in New York, February 26, 1957, 1:19 p.m.1


L returned the call and said he gave the working paper2 to Egypt, Norway, India …3 The Sec interrupted to question [about] Egypt and L said they would get it anyway and he thought it better to give it direct. L said they are getting the change to [from?] states to governments. He is showing it to Canada this p.m. which is risky because he leaks everything. On the other hand L rathers he did not put his in because his would look better than ours and if they don’t put theirs in ours will look better than the Arab one. L was going to say we are taking his views into account and prefers not to give him the text. He is in touch with Brazil and Colombia and hopes for reactions late today. The Sec said no night session tonight and L said no—not until we have a firm resolution and it is tabled. The Sec said we are making progress with the French and working something out and Eban will be in in 10 minutes and probably he will see the French later this p.m. The Sec referred to the mtg this a.m. and said if the French can sell this formula to the Israelis it would meet the case and he would like time. L said you have plenty of time. L will not introduce the res without further clearance—there will be changes. Not today but he thinks tomorrow. L is not speaking today either but thinks we should be ready to put the res in tomorrow and should be prepared to speak tomorrow.4

  1. Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Telephone Conversations. Transcribed by Bernau.
  2. Reference is to the draft resolution printed as Attachment 1 to Document 154.
  3. Ellipsis in the source text.
  4. At 10 p.m. on February 26, Lodge transmitted to the Department of State a revised text of the draft resolution “as it presently stands after prolonged and difficult discussions with Indians and Egyptians” and requested the Department’s comments. (Delga 810 from USUN; Department of State, Central Files, 674.84A/2–2657) The Department of State transmitted its comments to USUN in Gadel 155, February 27. (Ibid.) Lodge reported further on his discussions with Arab representatives concerning the U.S. draft text in Delga 816 from USUN, February 27. (Ibid., 674.84A/2–2757)