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Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 /r ett_.t 94- DOC UMEN r N 1/-7O. IN DECLAIFIED NO CHANGE CLASSie---------" AUTHNEXT PIE VIEW DA TE: CLASS. CHASSNGED TO: TS (..1 C 2400. OAT' EV/EINER TOP ET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 3.5(c) 3.5(c) _.���� Approved for Release: 201 9g1192 CO2623660 SUMMARY GENERAL British opposed to extending UN General. Assembly's security role (page 3). FAR EAST 3.5(c) 3:3(h)(2) 3.3(h)(2) Chinese Nationalist forces in Burma min Dose problems.bage 5). 3.3(h)(2) NEAR EAST .`"-- 6. Syrian cooperation with West appears to depend on Israeli compliance with 18 May resolution (page 6). WESTERN EUROPE 7. High Commissioners favor rebuke to Germans for recalcitrant attitude (page 7). Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 3.5(c) 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 "eliEl' GENERAL 3.5(c) L British, opposed to extendingu.General Assembly',s,qecurity roLe 3.3(h)(2) The US Representative on the UN Collective Measures Committee sees a basic British dis- agreement with the US policy of extending the UN General Assembly's responsibilities for security, under last fall's "uniting for peace" resolution. The UK representative on the Collective Measures Committee reportedly stated that Britain never liked the resolution, and was pushed into it only by US insistence. The UK objects, he said, to the fundamental American concept that the UN should have at its disposal the means for maintaining peace, pending the conclusion of agreements between member countries and the Security Council under Article 43 of the Charter. The resolution provides for the prior designation of national military contin- gents for use by the UN in emergencies. He expressed the view that so long as the Security Council is unable to function, there should be no further efforts to make the UN effective as a collective security agency. 3.3(h)(2) USSR 3.3(h)(2) 3 TCD' ,M61.ET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 1 MI' 111..ET � 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) FAR EAST 3.3(h)(2) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 tO 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) 4. Chinese Nationalist forces in Burma again pose problemp: 3.3(h)(2) 3.3(h)(2) General Li Migs Chinese Nationalist forces, which were repently defeated by the Chinese Communists 'ix Yunnan and driven back into Burma, are disintegrating. Furthermore, their looting of Burmese villages is arousing Intense resentment among the local people. The Burmese War Office has confirMed, information, according to the Ua.ArabaSsador,IngAsept-ank 7edndi had reinforcements from its forces fighting Communist iltsurgents in centrie Burma to the border areas in order to control the Nationalists. The Am- bassador comments that in view of these developments, it would not be surprising if Burma "soon again raises the problem" posed by the Nationalist violations of Burmese twitory. Comment: In April the Burmese threatened to submit the Nationalist problem to the UN for action. They were dissuaded at the last moment in part by a Taipei assurance that the Nationalists would be ordered into Yunnan, In addition, it was pointed out to them that elevation of the question to the sphere of international discussion would provide Com- munism with a highly exploitable propaganda topic. 3.3(h)(2) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 J. tzor 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) S fan cooperation with West a NEAR EAST 3.3(h)(2) Current Syrian cooperation with the West will depend largely on gaining Israeli compliance with the UN Security Council resolution of 18 May concerning the Syrian-Israeli boundary dispute. Pointing to recent Syrian- Parliamenta.ry sympathy for Egypt in its difficulties with Britain, the US iviinister in Dantastus asserts that the Syrians would back Egypt's citation of. Israeli non-compliance as a precedent for its Intransigence on the Sues Ciihal restrictions. He is also concerned lest the new Syrian Cabinet, which he believes can now be counted on to cooperate with the US, should shift its present Western orientation because of a feeling that the UN had glossed over Israel's failure to comply With its instruetions, Israeli non-compliance with cer- tain provisions of the 18 May resolution as worried the US, the UX and Frame, who are currently attempting to persuade Egypt to lift its restrict Hone on Sues Canal traffic. 'Although there is some sentiment for an imme- diate Security Council debate on the Israeli-Syrian dispute, no action is ex- pected soon. General Riley, Chief of Staff of the UN Truce Supervision Or- ganization, plans to file an Interim report on the situation and then return to the, area to carry out further negotiations with the two parties, TOP RET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 Ofj 'HE]: WESTERN.EUROPE 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) High Commissioners favor rebuke to Germans for recalcitrant attitude: The three Western High Commissioners in Germany are concerned over the manner in which Vice-Chancellor Blue cher,. oPPoSition leader Schumacher and other German officials are w 'aping up erman public opinion against the fulfillment of German obligations to the European community. The Commissioners are agreed that imme- diate consideration must be given to the issuance of a high-level announce- ment stating that the establishment of a new relationship between the Allies and the Germans is not a foregone conclusion., but rather is dependent upon the manner in which Germany assumes and discharges its obligations. Unless the present trend is checked, US High Commissioner McCloy sees no possibility of concluding contractual arrangements to replace the occu- pation regime. Comment: The Germans have lately given vent to strong resentment against allied decisions, particularly those re- jecting a reduction of Germany's coal export quota and insistipg Oh full pay- ment of occupation costs. Bluecher threatened to resign as representative to the Ruhr Authority where he was defeated on the coal issue, and even the conservative press has been talking in terms of the "disastrous" Allied policies, the "high political tension" in Bonn, and the probability of an internal German political and economic crisis. TOP RET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2623660 3.5(c)