100 Cablegram From Embassy in Washington to Casey
Cablegram, Washington, 11 July 1951
1221. EMERGENCY SECRET
Pacific Security Arrangements.
We have just been informed by Satterthwaite that the President has approved the draft Security Treaty as it now stands. The treaty will be initialled between 1600 and 1700 hours Washington daylight saving time 12th July. New Zealand is anxious that release to the press should be held until 1830 hours Washington time in order to coincide with session of Parliament at 10.30 hours Wellington time. State Department will try to co-operate but cannot guarantee that the text will not become public once the document has been initialled.