428 Burton to Kirby
Cablegram 360 CANBERRA, 21 November 1947
TOP SECRET PERSONAL
I am sorry if my telegram 349  was as unhelpful as you make it appear. It was sent with no other desire than to assist you. As I informed you therein, I passed on your request immediately to Dr.
Evatt explaining your predicament and pointing out that a telegram from him would help you. At same time I must tell you frankly I was not optimistic that he would feel able to go beyond explanations offered in my 325  330  as regards interpretation of last two paragraphs of 1st November resolution.
2. I have sent another message to New York.  In meantime it appears to me that position can be fully safeguarded by Committee's insistence that any agreement on cease-fire and stand- fast in present positions must be purely temporary and absolutely without prejudice to full rights and obligations of a party under 1st November resolution.
3. Part II of your latest telegram  not yet sighted.