334. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations1

1456. Re your 1774.2 U.S. position on Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961 not yet determined. Two U.S. representatives to whom reference was made were probably Assistant Secretary Flues of Treasury and Mr. James Reed of Justice who recently visited a number of countries on Treasury business. In course of discussion of Treasury business they also exchanged views and comments on the Single Convention with the representatives of the other governments. Both men however stressed that the views expressed at this time were those of Treasury and Justice and not agreed U.S. Government views which have not yet been formulated.

  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1960–63, 341.9/11–2461. Official Use Only. Drafted by Mulliken and Flues, cleared by Bevans and Gardner, and approved by Assistant Secretary Cleveland.
  2. In telegram 1774 from USUN, November 24, Stevenson informed the Department that Secretary-General Thant had been told that two U.S. representatives had been trying to persuade governments to adhere to the 1953 Protocol rather than to the Single Convention. Thant asked if this was current U.S. policy. (Ibid., 341.9/11–2461)