31. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission at the United Nations 1

Gadel 116. Re Israeli withdrawals.

Since determination our position next steps Israeli withdrawal problem depends in part on attitude SYG takes on measures suggested Deptel 507,2 request you seek earliest opportunity ascertain language he intends use in next report.
We continue strongly prefer deal with Gaza and Strait Tiran problems by supporting actions taken and reported by SYG as logical interpretations UNEF’s role, but would appreciate SYG’s and your present estimate desirability and feasibility GA resolution this matter.
Meanwhile suggest you inform Canadian Del measures suggested Deptels 507 and 5113 and urge they seek UNEF Advisory Committee’s support.
In view reports Arabs reviving resolution recommending sanctions against Israel also suggest you inform appropriate Asian-African delegations our view GA not in position vote sanctions against Israel alone so long as Egypt remains in default SC decisions (i.e. Fedayeen raids and Egyptian attitude toward Israeli passage through Canal). You may wish add that although we agree Israel should not profit from incursion into Egypt, we equally anxious see that appropriate steps taken deploy UNEF in manner calculated prevent recurrence hostile actions by either side.
  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 674.84A/1–2357. Confidential. Drafted by De Palma; cleared by Bergus, Meeker, and Murphy; and approved by Wilcox who signed the telegram for Dulles.
  2. Document 17.
  3. Document 20.