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290 Evatt to Makin

Cablegram UNY471 CANBERRA, 8 December 1946


Reference telegram UN.937 [1] just received.

Byrnes proposal is entirely unacceptable. It is simply appeasement
of a claim which is completely unsupportable. It would be better
to get ruling from Permanent Court of Justice than initiate
procedure which gives powers not directly concerned right of
consultation in respect of Japanese mandates and Nauru which seems
to have been completely overlooked by Delegation. I am certain
Bevin must appreciate implications of this move which rather
suggests that a bargain has already been struck.

1 Document 284.

[AA:A1838/2, 852/13/4, ii]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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