V. Molotov states the importance that the Korean issue should be discussed with the Koreans. He also details that in the case the amendments are approved, the Soviet Union will not take part in the work of the US proposed committee. He also details that in the case the amendments are approved, the Soviet Union will not take part in the work of the US proposed committee.
October 29, 1947
Telegram No. 418 from Vyshinsky
Received via VCh
From New York
Spets. Nº 418
Today the Americans introduced an underhanded amendment to our proposal about inviting the Koreans to take part in the discussions of the Korean issue. You have received the text in the clear.
Therefore under the guise of providing an amendment to our proposal, they are trying to push through right away, without discussing the substance of the issue, a decision about the provisional commission which is the core element of their draft resolution on Korea. We have objected to this amendment and will press for removing it, and in case of voting, will vote against it and against the resolution about inviting the Koreans as a whole if the amendment is not removed. Furthermore, we will make a statement on the reasons behind our vote pointing out that the American amendment is not compatible with the proposal of the Soviet delegation and has as its goal circumventing our proposal and reducing it to nothing.
A number of delegates (Australia, China and others) expressed their support of the American amendment. Apparently, on 30 October this amendment will be put to vote in the first half of the day.
I request an urgent response.
29 October 1947
30 October 1947
Vyshinsky outlines the amendment that the US has introduced regarding the Korean question. Moreover, Vyshinsky asserts the plan to object to the amendment and express why the amendment is not compatible with the proposal of the Soviets.
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