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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1950. National security affairs; foreign economic policy

United States policy at the United Nations with respect to the regulation of armaments and collective security: the international control of atomic energy; regulation of conventional armaments; efforts to implement article 43 of the United Nations charter by placing armed forces at the disposal of the Security Council,   pp. 1-125 PDF (51.4 MB)

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  A short meeting was held at the United States Mission this morning,
at the request of Dr. Wei who is to preside at the meeting on
January 19.
  It was agreed that representatives of the five delegations would
attend the meetinz. It would remain to be seen whether the Soviet dele-
gation withdrew from the meeting." Mr. Osborn said ,that Mr. Hicker-
son would come from Washington for the meeting but would not be
prepared to make the statements which had previously been discussed
  Mr. Smith said that the question of Chinese representation was not
who was the representative of China, but who was -the member of the
Security Council. General McNaughton agreed, and said that the Six
Power Consultations were not a proper place to carry on a discussion
of credentials. He regarded everyone present as being there in con-
sequence of membership in the Security Council, and, in the case of
Canada, in the UNAEC.
  It was also -agreed that in the event that the Soviet Delegation
remained at the meeting the time could usefully be employed by direct-
ing questions to the Soviet Delegation. Mr. Osborn said that the United
States representative would be prepared to ask questions based upon
Mr. Vyshinsky's remarks on inspection and quotas.
  General McNaughton said that the Canadian government had not
completed its study of General Romulo's proposals and the other pro-
posals made in the Fourth General Assembly and that he was there-
fore not yet prepared to discuss them. M. Chauvel and Mr. Osborn
said that this applied also to them.
  There followed a general discussion of the steps to be taken in the
event that the Soviet representative withdraw from the meeting. It
was agreed that M. Chauvel, who will be chairman of the 15th meeting,
would draft and circulate to-day or to-morrow to the five delegations
a proposed letter to the Secretary-General, which could also serve as
the communique, and which would take into account the suggestions
  "At the 461st Meeting of the Security Council, January 13, the Soviet
sentative, Yakov A. Malik, withdrew from the Council chamber after stating
that the Soviet Union would not participate in the work of the Council until
the Representative of the National Government of China was excluded and that
the Soviet Union would not deem itself bound by decisions taken by the Council
with the participation of the Chinese Representative. For documentation on
the Soviet walkout of the Security Council and the question of Chinese repre-
sentation, see vol. u, pp. 186 ff.
  12 A memorandum of conversation by Russell, December 16, 1949; for text,
Foreign Relations, 1949, vol..i, p. 246. In that conversation, Osborn indicated
McNaughton, Wei, Chauvel, and Cadogan that the United States intended to
make a statement in a meeting of the six sponsors commenting on the meaning
of certain aspects of the United Nations plan for international control.

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