MESSAGE TO MR. DULLES RE MESSAGE BE GIVEN TO YOU AT THE IAC MEETING

Created: 8/3/1954

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Mr. Wisner called and asked that the following message be given to you at the IAC meeting.

AFFROVIDFOBBIIUSI BATE:?

"The Secretary of State just called me having been unable to reach you and asked me for the 'party line' on the John disappearance more specifically whether we still tended to the view that his disappearance was not the resulturely volunteer act. He said that he was about toress Conference and anticipated questions on this subject.

eplied, emphasizing heavily the tentative nature of our conclusions of the moment, that we felt there was more evidence to indicate entrapment leverly baited trap1hen there was to indicato either voluntary defection for moral reasons orlso xamodtadt reminded him of the series of defeats which the other side has sustained through all of the defections from their ranks. aidould not advise as to the wisdom of fnc Secretary of State indulging in any speculative remarks, but that for hia background information it waa my feeling that the Soviet Intelligence people must have become pretty desperate and therefore perhaps over-eager toriumph of their own.

IX there Is anything wrong inaid, you might wish to cnU correct it with the Secretary."

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