103 Embassy in Washington to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 1227 WASHINGTON, 4 September 1946
Reference your 1268. 
Steering committee 4 September considered US proposal to allow Japan resume atomic research. Australia strongly opposed paper and was supported by NZ, India, and France and also received personal support in discussion from UK, Soviet, and Chinese members who did not however commit their governments. UK and Canadian members were under instructions to agree with paper, but in view of your 1268 have recommended to their governments that Australian view be supported. US member said he did not know what reasons had prompted US in introducing paper and said he would present statement next week. Matter adjourned till 10 September.