122. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom1

3008. For Ambassador from Secretary. Please advise Selwyn Lloyd personally from me that developments in Hungary up to moment increasingly suggest desirability of inscription of matter on Security Council agenda. The revolt is assuming proportions which may in turn bring Red counter-action of major proportions. Emotional reaction to this would be very serious certainly in this country. It seems to me of great importance we should promptly focus UN attention on this situation and at same time obtain opportunity of informal talk with Soviet Permanent Representative which might lead to an alleviation of situation which is beginning to assume major dangerous implications.

Would appreciate if possible reply by 10:00 a.m our time EDST Saturday2 as I am meeting with President on this matter at 11:00.3

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 764.00/10–2656. Confidential; Niact; Limit Distribution. The time of transmission is not legible on the source text. Drafted by Dulles. Repeated to Paris.
  2. October 27.
  3. See Document 124.