173. Memorandum of a Conversation Between the Secretary of State and the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (Strauss), Department of State, Washington, February 14, 19571

Admiral Strauss showed me a recent letter from British Minister Noble to Mr. Stassen2 with reference to the possible separation of control of atomic testing from the general question of disarmament. He said that unless I felt otherwise, he would like to mention to Caccia [Page 456] that he hoped that the British would not take any decision in this respect without previously giving the United States a chance to be heard further. I said I saw no objection to his expressing his views in this sense to Caccia, but that I would like to have a memorandum of the conversation for our records.3

[Here follows discussion regarding EURATOM.]

  1. Source: Department of State, Disarmament Files: Lot 58 D 133, Chronological File. Secret. Drafted by Dulles.
  2. Not printed. (Ibid., Disarmament Policy)
  3. No record of a conversation between Strauss and Caccia has been found in Department of State files.