146 Mission in Tokyo to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 240, TOKYO, 4 May 1948, 4.40 a.m.
Korean Commission decided to observe elections by five votes to nil; France, Canada and Syria abstaining. Jackson voted in favour of observing elections, which decision was arrived at on the grounds that, 'there exists a reasonable degree of free atmosphere in which Democratic rights of freedom of speech, press and Assembly are recognised and respected'.
In telephonic conversation on 1st May, Jackson informed me that the situation was 'much better' and that the authorities were very traitorous. I expected to obtain his views on our future course of action today.
[AA : A1838, 852/20/4, III]