223. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Cambodia and the Liaison Office in China 1

82751. Subject: Cambodia. Ref: (1) Phnom Penh 6119,2 (2) Peking 678,3 (3) Phnom Penh 61164 Notal.

For Phnom Penh. You have done what you could and presented the case accurately. There is still no word from Phung in Peking. You should proceed with plans for total Eagle Pull as scheduled after informing GKR, if possible, of state of play described Peking 678.
For Peking. If you are able to get to Phung, include latest information from Phnom Penh (ref 1) in your presentation. If you should hear any news within next few hours, please inform Phnom Penh by flash message with info to Washington. Phnom Penh evacuation will begin at light of dawn April 12.
  1. Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Presidential Country Files for East Asia and the Pacific, Box 4, Cambodia, State Department Telegrams, From SECSTATE, Nodis (3). Top Secret; Nodis; Flash. Drafted by Habib and approved by Habib, Lord, and Eagleburger.
  2. Telegram 6119 from Phnom Penh, April 11, contained information on the developing situation in Cambodia. (Ibid., To SECSTATE, Nodis, 6)
  3. In telegram 678 from Beijing, April 11, Bush reported: “we have been waiting all day for an appointment with Phung, and the French have not repeat not been able to reach him. They are still trying.” (Ibid., Box 15, People’s Republic of China, State Department Telegrams, To SECSTATE, Nodis, 5)
  4. Document 221.