186 Department of External Affairs to Australian Delegation, United Nations

Cablegram 75 CANBERRA, 3 February 1949, 4.40 p.m.

IMMEDIATE CONFIDENTIAL

INDONESIA

We understand Dutch are pressing United States and other Governments for few days in which to decide response to Security Council and are bringing forward alternative proposals. Questions such as cease-fire and release of prisoners call for immediate action, regardless of alternatives, and you should see representatives specially of United States of America and United Kingdom to ensure no weakening and that Council resolution [1] is immediately implemented.

1 Document 168.

[AA : A1838, 854/10/4/3, iii b]