Cablegram UN685 NEW YORK, 12 November 1946, 11.28 p.m.
Admission of New Members.
1. Debate on the Australian resolution in terms of paragraph 2A of
Assembly 65  was concluded.
2. Support was achieved from Greece, Colombia, Lebanon and
3. Belgium, Chile, Venezuela and Liberia supported the first
4. Opposition to the whole resolution was expressed by Byelo-
Russia, China, U.S.S.R., France, United Kingdom, Nor-way, United
States and Denmark.
5. The United Kingdom and United States among others opposed
resolution on the grounds that second portion of proposal would in
effect amend Charter.
6. As it was obvious that original resolution would be rejected we
decided to obtain as much as possible by as large a majority as
possible and after explaining that our objective was to harmonise
different views to the satisfaction of both organisations and,
while maintaining that our own interpretation was well founded, we
reduced the resolution to a simple proposal for further study and
pressed for an immediate vote.
This move succeeded and the Committee adopted the following text
by twenty-nine to nine with six abstentions-'The General Assembly
requests the Security Council to appoint a Committee to confer
with a Committee on procedures of the General Assembly with a view
to preparing rules governing the admission of new members which
will be acceptable both to the General Assembly and to the
Security Council'.  The minority was composed of U.S.S.R. and
satellites and United States.