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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1952-1954. Korea (in two parts)
(1952-1954)

III. July 16-October 8, 1952: deadlock acknowledged, recess at Panmunjom,   pp. 409-557 PDF (57.5 MB)


Page 557


PANMUNJOM DEADLOCK AND RECESS
armistice can be realized immediately, and the thousands of war prison-
ers of both sides will soon be able to return home and join their fami-
lies. Therefore, I again urge that your side give careful consideration to
our proposal of today."
  [Here follows Harrison's reading of the approved statement sent by
the JCS in telegram JCS 920224, October 4, 1952, not printed (FE files,
lot 55 D 128). At the end of his statement, Harrison and the rest of the
UNC Delegation left the site and the military armistice talks at Pan-
munjom were in recess, although the liaison officers remained in con-
tact.]
                            Editorial Note
  In a press conference on October 8, Secretary Acheson stated that
the duration of the recess was up to the Communists and that the
United Nations Command was prepared to meet with the opposing del-
egates at Panmunjom when the Communists were ready to accept any
of the United Nations' numerous proposals or when they made a con-
structive proposal of their own. For the text of Acheson's statement,
see Department of State Bulletin, October 20, 1952, page 600.
55T


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