589. Editorial Note

On October 13, James J. Wadsworth, Representative to the United Nations, transmitted to U. N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld a paper entitled, “Facts Concerning Relations Between Cuba and the United States: A Reply to Allegations Made in the United Nations Against the United States by Prime Minister Fidel Castro of Cuba. “ Wadsworth asked that the paper be circulated to all members of the United Nations for their information. The text of the paper, along with Wadsworth’s letter of transmittal, October 12, is printed in Department of State Bulletin, October 31, 1960, pages 690–701.

In telegram 992 from USUN, October 13, Wadsworth reported that he had “reluctantly” transmitted the document to the Secretary-General. Wadsworth expressed his belief that the paper was “totally unsuited” to the purpose for which it was needed, since it was much [Page 1084]too long and gave too much attention to a rehearsal of economic history and arguments unresponsive to Castro’s allegations that were mainly political. (Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/10–1360)