Cablegram UN957 NEW YORK, 8 December 1946, 10.05 p.m.
1. Committee One voted on Sunday morning on the Veto issue. Peru
 and Soviet withdrew resolutions, latter associating itself
with the Chinese resolution. 
2. Australia made a strong statement exposing methods followed
from commencement of Committee and failure both of private talks
of great powers and the sub-Committee and calling on the Committee
to express its opinion clearly and firmly. Weak Chinese text was
vague and meaningless.
3. China replied at length professing conciliation. The United
Kingdom and United States briefly supported the Australian
proposal except the second paragraph. Soviet supported China and
after further brief debate vote was taken. There were twelve
absentees, including Czechoslovakia, five small Latin Americans,
South Africa and two Arabs. Main reasons were probably tiredness
and confusion over meeting time.
4. The Chinese Resolution was defeated by 24 votes against 13 and
five abstentions. Those supporting were Soviet Bloc, China,
France, Scandinavians, Chile, Panama and Syria.
5. Australian resolution was voted by paragraphs. First paragraph
was adopted by 26 votes to 7 and nine abstentions. Third and
fourth by 27 to 6 and fifth by 27 to 5. Second was lost by 10
votes against 19 and 13 abstentions, the large number of
abstentions being mainly our supporters who were influenced by a
plea to let bygones be bygones. The Australian resolution as it
now stands is given in our Assembly 377.  Cuban and Argentine
 proposals were defeated by large majorities and this
Australian resolution will be only one reported to Plenary
6. Our supporters in voting, except in the second paragraph, were
Afghanistan, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada,
Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Greece, Honduras,
Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru,
Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United
States, Venezuela. Consistent opponents were Soviet Group plus
either France or China according to paragraph under consideration.
After defeat of Chinese resolution Scandinavians and Chile
abstained. China and France abstained when not voting against us.
Iran abstained throughout. India which had made a harmful speech
before vote announced it would abstain on all votes but changed
this line to vote against our second paragraph.
7. We are now working to attract abstentions and absentees to our
resolution in Plenary Session.