1952: Washington Cables US Embassy in Delhi

“FYI (For Your Information): (The State) Dep(artmen)t believes (that) Graham’s reaction to (the) substance of Embtel (embassy telegram) 3976 (of) Apr 28 conveyed to him at Dept request may be helpful to you with particular ref(erence) (to) paras 2 and 3 containing your further thoughts. (A) summary statement (of) his views (as) reported by (the) USUN ( US envoy at UN) follows:

  •  1. As is well known, Graham’s position has consistently been that he strictly observes his terms (of) reference; he is adverse to suggesting himself (to) alternative solutions which, if (the) question of such were (to) arise at this stage, would be raised on (a) motion of one or both parties. As a mediator, he is characteristically open-minded on alternative solutions.
  •  He considers and (has) stated in conversation on (the) subcontinent that his terms (of) reference chart a course of negotiations with emphasis on (a) plan of demilitarization (and) preparation for plebiscite.
  •  He (is) disturbed that Bowles felt Graham contemplated any request to (the) SC (Security Council) for (a) change (in) terms (of) reference and he feels nothing in his conversations looked in that direction. Graham (is) deeply appreciative (of) Bowles over-all good work (in) India.
  •  2. Graham (is) anxious (that) India should not be given (any) excuse (to) shut (the) door on (the) continuation (of the) present negotiations  by any reports about Graham’s attitude on alternative solutions; he does not want his hands tied in (the) future; he emphasizes strongly (the) need for bringing Pakistan along on continuing negotiations and agreeing to any future steps suggested. End summary.