274 Department of External Affairs to Embassy in Washington

Cablegram 139 CANBERRA, 5 March 1949, 12.53 p.m.



Your 208. [1]

Please see our 127 [2] to New York of yesterday's date.

As you will see, we recognise that the Security Council may not be able to agree on measures to force the Dutch to comply with the resolution in full and are accordingly prepared if necessary to acknowledge the possible value of a conference on the lines proposed by the Dutch, subject to definite safeguards. In any further talks with the State Department, however, you should emphasize that we would expect United States to take the lead in pressing the Security Council to follow up its resolution [3] to the fullest possible extent.

1 Document 271.

2 Document 270.

3 Document 168.

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