Cablegram UN732 NEW YORK, 19 November 1946, 12.34 a.m.
Your UNY.361. 
The amendment we have in mind would revise the Soviet resolution
to read as follows-
1. In the interests of consolidating international peace and
security and in conformity with the purposes and principles of the
United Nations, the General Assembly considers a general
regulation and reduction of armaments necessary.
2. As an essential step towards a general regulation and reduction
of armaments, the General Assembly recommends to the Security
Council that the Security Council, without further delay,
negotiate with members of the United Nations under Article 43 of
the Charter the special agreements making available to the
Security Council on its call the armed forces, assistance and
facilities necessary for the purpose of maintaining international
peace and security.
3. As an essential step towards the urgent objective of
eliminating from national armaments atomic weapons and all other
major weapons adaptable to mass destruction, the General Assembly
urges the expeditious fulfilment by the Atomic Energy Commission
of its terms of reference as set forth in Section 5 of the General
Assembly Resolution of 17th January, 1946.  The General
Assembly considers that since the activities in the domain of
atomic energy leading to peaceful and destructive ends are so
intimately inter-related as to be almost inseparable, the control
of atomic energy to ensure its use only for peaceful purposes, the
elimination of atomic weapons from national armaments, and the
provision of effective safeguards to protect complying States
against the hazards of violations and evasions must be
accomplished through a single international instrument or treaty
designed to carry out these related purposes concurrently.
4. A system for the general regulation and reduction of armaments
must also be based on an international treaty or convention which
should provide, as in the case of the control of atomic energy,
effective safeguards to protect complying States against the
hazards of violation and evasion. Such safeguards should include
the establishment of a permanent International Commission of
Control with adequate powers to detect a breach of or threatened
breach of the treaty or convention and of subsequent supplementary
agreements on the reduction and limitation of armaments, and to
appoint for this purpose special commissions of enquiry.
5. The General Assembly recommends to the Security Council that
the Security Council formulate, with the assistance of the
Military Staff Committee, plans to be submitted to the members of
the United Nations for the establishment of a system for the
regulation of armaments as is provided for in Article 26 of the
Charter so that an international treaty or convention on
disarmament may be concluded as soon as possible. Such plans
should be coordinated with the recommendations which are made from
time to time by the Atomic Energy Commission.
6. The General Assembly calls upon the Governments of all States
to render every possible assistance to the Security Council, the
Military Staff Committee and the Atomic Energy Commission in their
pursuit of the objectives set forth in this resolution, confident
that the attainment of these objectives would contribute greatly
to the establishment of stable international peace and security
and further serve the interests of all the peoples of the United
Nations by lightening the heavy economic burden imposed on them by
excessive expenditures for armaments which are not compatible with
peaceful post-war conditions.
Please advise.