282 Australian Delegation, United Nations, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram UN928 NEW YORK, 6 December 1946, 9.29 p.m.


Assembly 352.

Reference your UNY461 [1] paragraph 1.

(1) We expect British Commonwealth members will support United States - Swedish amendment (see our Assembly 324 [2] paragraph 2).

Item will probably be reached at Plenary session tomorrow evening.

(2) Following instructions in your telegram under reference we propose to support United States - Swedish amendment but if that fails to abstain from voting against French-Mexican resolution.


(3) Your attention is particularly directed to domestic jurisdiction issue and we would appreciate urgent instructions whether you wish us to make any statement on this aspect of the case. [4]

1 Document 278.

2 See Document 278, note 3.

3 See Document 268, note 2.

4 The Australian delegation was instructed to vote as proposed and not to make any statement on domestic jurisdiction.

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