417 Plimsoll to Heydon

Cablegram E4 SS DOMINION MONARCH, 21 December 1948

Please repeat to Burton copy instructions to Hodgson [1] on INDONESIA. Tell Mr. Beasley Minister very glad his rapid co- operation which will help in vindication of United Nations against crude methods of old time imperialism.

2. In his remarks to Security Council Hodgson should say he has reported matter fully to Dr. Evatt and should quote extensively from his messages. He should also add that it is to be hoped sincerely that Netherlands authorities will immediately and unconditionally recognise continuing jurisdiction and authority of United Nations and Security Council. He should emphasise initiative.

3. Please advise newspaper reactions in London. Also what coverage was given to Minister's interview with Reuter [2] on day before his departure. [3]

1 Documents 393 and 395.

2 On 16 December.

3 Paragraph 2 of this cablegram was passed to Hodgson in Paris at 11 a.m. on 22 December.

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