Cablegram UN835 NEW YORK, 28 November 1946, 10.24 p.m.
Assembly 277. Veto.
Reference your UNY418  and UNY419. 
1. On completion of voting on disarming of troops in foreign
territories in Committee One today we immediately suggested that
the Committee might resume debate on veto. We did so partly to
assist the Americans and British who were not ready to commence
disarmament debate but principally to maintain our initiative and
to draw the attention of the Committee to our revised draft, and
to ensure that veto question did not disappear in the rush of
Assembly business. After brief discussion during which Molotov
expressed strong wish to make statement on disarmament we accepted
the Chairman's suggestion that a special session or sessions be
set aside during the weekend for conclusion of the veto debate and
that disarmament discussion should proceed. In yielding to the
Chairman's wish we gained some goodwill which may be useful in
future conduct of business.
2. At today's meeting we lodged a copy of the revised draft and we
have also discussed it with various delegations. United Kingdom
will support it and United States will support all except second
paragraph on which they will abstain. Reaction among smaller
powers is also generally satisfactory.
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