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

1210. Tokyo also pass CINCUNC. CINCUNC reports2 that in view ROK hostility he finds it necessary tighten already stringent security measures protect NNSC personnel. KPA/CPV apparently taking full advantage this opportunity place UNC in poor light by granting NNITS freedom movement in territory over their Command and comparatively luxurious accommodations. CINCUNC further reports Swiss and Swedes becoming restive and he suspects less sympathetic our side problem. View ROK antagonism and threats violence CINCUNC states will continue unable provide freedom movement, privileges, treatment and immunities called for under paragraph 13(j) Armistice Agreement. Expects therefore indictment from NNSC for failure meet these provisions with consequent danger political implications.

Request you inform appropriate authorities Bern and Stockholm expressing hope Swiss and Swedish members NNSC understand situation and exercise forbearance.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 795.00/3–855. Secret. Drafted by Jones and approved by McClurkin. Also sent to Stockholm and repeated to Seoul and Tokyo.
  2. Apparent reference to CINCUNC telegram C 71216, January 24; see footnote 2, Document 14.