454. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the United Nations 1
Washington, February 6, 1964, 10:35 p.m.
2129. For Stevenson from Cleveland.
- In present state of Cyprus question, it is especially important that Secretary-General hew to the line that Security Council session should be called only after parties most concerned (including Cypriots) have fully consulted with each other on practical arrangements for mediation and peacekeeping.
- It would be unhelpful for U Thant to make any public statement commenting on any of the points that are mainly at issue here: degree of Security Council jurisdiction, composition of a peacekeeping force, relation of a mediator to Secretary-General, etc.
- Hope you can see U Thant earliest to emphasize these points.
- Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, POL 23–8 CYP. Confidential; Priority. Drafted and approved by Cleveland and cleared by Ball.↩