Cablegram UN970 NEW YORK, 10 December 1946, 2.49 a.m.
Assembly 386. Trusteeship Novikov-Dulles talks.
1. The Ambassador and Bailey saw Byrnes Monday morning 9th and put
the Australian views as in your UNY466.  Byrnes fully
recognised the position taken up regarding participation as a
principal in any discussions of future of Japanese Island
territories. He was less sympathetic about the 'consultation'
formula, saying that as long as eventual decision lay with
Australia he did not think consultation would be harmful, and that
the formula conceded so little that he was pretty sure Molotov
would not accept it. Time permitted only a mention of United
States draft for Trusteeship Agreement for Japanese Mandated
2. Owing to the absence of Bevin on Sunday and Monday morning and
the Foreign Ministers meeting on Monday afternoon, the Ambassador
was not able to see him. The views of the Government have been
conveyed by letter today 9th December and we hope that a talk will
take place tomorrow morning.
3. Meanwhile this afternoon 9th December the question of 'States
Directly Concerned' came back into Sub-Committee. (See separate