282. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State 1

3957. Subject: Chirep Debate Opens in Plenary.

Chirep debate began late morning Nov 3 (fol expressions condolences on deaths Tanzanian Perm Rep Danieli and Malaysian Perm Rep Ismail) with statements by Cambodia, China, Japan, Afghanistan, New Zealand, and Algeria. Cambodia and Japan, respectively, introduced “Albanian” and Important Question reses.
New Zealand (Scott) reiterated PriMin Holyoake general debate statement that ChiComs should be in UN, and that time had come for new approach to find sensible and just solution to problem. However, Albanian res by expelling GRC wld be “clearly unjust” and “totally unacceptable” to GNZ. He urged adoption IQ res since issue was “in every sense” of far-reaching consequences.
At beginning GRC statement, usual supporters of Peking walked out. However, junior Amb remained in Sov chair. Moreover, EE diplomat told DelOff Sovs do not plan speak on Chirep. These inactions, including omission of ref to Peking in general debate speech, are first open reflections in UN of Sino-Sov conflict.
Debate continues tomorrow (Nov 4) with US statement scheduled late AM.2
  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, UN 6 CHICOM. Limited Official Use; Priority. Repeated to Taipei, Moscow, Tokyo, Wellington, and Hong Kong. Further reporting on the General Assembly debates on Chinese representation is in the following telegrams from USUN: 3977 (November 5), 4005 (November 6), 4027 (November 7), 4070 (November 8), and 4121 (November 11). (All ibid.)
  2. The statement of U.S. Representative J. Irving Whalley is printed in the Department of State Bulletin, December 1, 1969, pp. 476–479.