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IV. October 17-October 29, 1952: the Korean debat at the seventh session of the UN general assembly,   pp. 558-720 PDF (62.5 MB)


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IV. OCTOBER 17-DECEMBER 29, 1952: THE KOREAN DEBATE
  AT THE SEVENTH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL AS-
  SEMBLY
FIRST COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION OF DRAFT RESOLUTIONS; THE
  MENON PROPOSAL AND ENSUING NEGOTIATIONS; TRUMAN'S AP-
  PROVAL OF A FINAL POSITION ON THE MENON PROPOSAL; ACCEPT-
  ANCE OF THE REVISED PROPOSAL BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; RE-
  JECTION BY THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND NORTH KOREA
795B.00/10-1752
       Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State1
SECRET                               NEW YORK, October 17, 1952.
Subject: Various Topics Relating to Korea
Participants: Dr. Pyun Yongtae-Korean Foreign Minister
             Dr. Yang You Chan-Korean Ambassador, Washington
             Col. Ben C. Limb-Permanent Korean Observer at the
               United Nations
             The Secretary of State
             Ambassador John J. Muccio
             Arthur B. Emmons, Officer in Charge, Korean Affairs,
               Department of State
  Dr. Pyun called on me at 4:30 this afternoon by prior appointment.
In opening the conversation, Dr. Pyun expressed his appreciation for
the opportunity to discuss with me various outstanding problems in re-
lation to Korea. I told the Foreign Minister that I, too, welcomed this
opportunity for an exchange of views with him and with his colleagues.
UNCURK Report
  Dr. Pyun then referred to the report of the United Nations Commis-
sion for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea (UNCURK) which
had just been issued as a United Nations Document 2 and which was
scheduled as an item for discussion on the Agenda of the current Gen-
eral Assembly. He stated that he had not had an opportunity to read
the report but that he understood it contained material, particularly
with respect to the Korean political crisis of last May and June, which
was adverse to the Government of the Republic of Korea. He was
therefore preoccupied over the possibility that this report might be used
by the Communists in the General Assembly to further their propagan-
  1 This memorandum was drafted by Emmons.
  2 UN document A/2187.
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