282 Australian Delegation, United Nations, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram UN928 NEW YORK, 6 December 1946, 9.29 p.m.

MOST IMMEDIATE SECRET

Assembly 352.

Reference your UNY461 [1] paragraph 1.

(1) We expect British Commonwealth members will support United States - Swedish amendment (see our Assembly 324 [2] paragraph 2).

Item will probably be reached at Plenary session tomorrow evening.

(2) Following instructions in your telegram under reference we propose to support United States - Swedish amendment but if that fails to abstain from voting against French-Mexican resolution.

[3]

(3) Your attention is particularly directed to domestic jurisdiction issue and we would appreciate urgent instructions whether you wish us to make any statement on this aspect of the case. [4]

1 Document 278.

2 See Document 278, note 3.

3 See Document 268, note 2.

4 The Australian delegation was instructed to vote as proposed and not to make any statement on domestic jurisdiction.

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