138. Editorial Note

On September 21, at the request of Greece, the General Committee of the General Assembly opened discussion on the question of including the Cyprus issue on the Assembly’s agenda. That day in his address before the committee, Ambassador Lodge stated that inscription of the Cyprus issue at this time would not contribute toward the peaceful settlement of international disputes. The text of Lodge’s statement is in Department of State Bulletin, October 3, 1955, pages 545–546.

On September 23, the General Assembly, by a vote of 28 to 22 with 10 abstentions, adopted the General Committee’s recommendation not to inscribe the Cyprus question. Both the United States and the United Kingdom voted against inscription.