7 Cablegram from Australian Delegation, United Nations, to Department of External Affairs

New York, 13 June 1947

UN 595. Secret

  1. We feel that in view of a number of recent developments, including the new Soviet proposals1 a general assessment of the position reached in the atomic energy commission and on our immediate course of action is urgently necessary.
  2. As we have indicated in previous telegrams the United Kingdom and to some extent other delegations (e.g. Canada and France) share our doubts whether the very wide powers which the United States Delegation are now proposing for the Central Agency2 would be justified or practicable. United States for example mention that the Agency itself shall determine the number and location of plants in any country.

[NAA: A1838, 720/1 part 2]