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

Cablegram UN236 NEW YORK, 8 April 1949, 8.16 p.m.

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General Committee today recommended inclusion of Indonesian question on Agenda. Vote 11 to 1 (Belgium) with United Kingdom and France abstaining. Move to postpone decision on ground that preliminary talks were about to commence was defeated 10 to 4 (United Kingdom, France, Canada, Belgium).

2. Committee recommended that admission of Israel should be considered by Plenary Assembly without reference to Committee.

Lebanon, Iran and United Kingdom opposed. Australia abstained.

[AA : A1838, 401/3/1/1, vi]