19. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Switzerland1

1066. Tokyo also pass CINCUNC. Our 510 to Seoul repeated Bern 1052 Stockholm 591 and Tokyo 1583.2 Department officers met separately Swiss and Swedish representatives February 10.3 Explained Sixteen believed unlikely Communists agree preferred alternative liquidation NNSC but some indication Communists might accept some form reduction personnel. Sixteen therefore hope Swiss and Swedes make available on confidential basis detailed proposals reduction personnel NNSC for discussion with Sixteen February 18. Swiss and Swedish representatives agreed make this request their governments. Also agreed put to their governments question possible desirability asking Chinese Communists reaction aide-mémoire.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 795.00/2–1155. Secret. Drafted by Jones, cleared with EUR and UNP, and approved by McClurkin. Also sent to Stockholm and repeated to Seoul and Tokyo.
  2. Supra.
  3. Memoranda of these conversations are in Department of State, Central Files, 795.00/2–1055.