19. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission at the United Nations1

67. Re Iraqi credentials (USUN tel 75 to Dept2).

USUN may inform Stavropoulos Dept requesting Amembassy Amman suggest to HKJ that SYG be informed in name King Hussein that persons purporting to be Iraqi representatives to UN or UN body on basis accreditization from Iraqi rebel regime do not in fact represent Iraq. Dept believes such notification could best be justified by referral to July 14 announcement Hussein assuming constitutional authority as President Arab Union, of which Iraq component part.

Amman is requested take action along above lines.

FYI For time being USG would prefer not advise HKJ on possible assumption now by Arab Union of Iraqi and Jordanian seats in UN. End FYI.

USUN may wish inform Stavropoulos following: Dept has instructed all consular posts not issue visa to persons purporting represent Iraqi regime without referral to Dept. If Jawad has valid visa it is diffcult to see legal grounds on which he could be denied admission to US if otherwise admissable. If he were to arrive and present credentials to SYG his seating would then be matter for SC decision.

Since above drafted Jawad reported in New York.3

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 310.387/7–1758. Confidential; Priority. Drafted by IO/UNP, cleared by Becker and NE, and approved by Wilcox who signed for Dulles. Sent niact to Amman.
  2. Telegram 75, July 17, described a conversation with Stavropoulos regarding the Iraqi rebel government’s designation of Hashim Jawad as Iraq’s Representative at the United Nations. (Ibid.)
  3. For text of the August 2 U.S. announcement recognizing the Republic of Iraq, see Department of State Bulletin, August 18, 1958, p. 273.