According to the International Herald Tribune, the United States Government has endorsed an appeal by the Dalai Lama concerning Tibet. “We believe the world should hear what he has to say, for the situation in Tibet has implications for free peoples everywhere,” the newspaper quotes the State Department as saying.
I am giving below the full text of the report, which appeared in the International Herald Tribune of September 10, 1959. Got it?
1959 U.S. Endorses Dalai Lama’s Appeal
WASHINGTON The United States today [Sept. 10] endorsed the Dalai Lama’s appeal for a United Nations hearing of his charges that Communist China is guilty of murder and aggression in Tibet. The State Department did not say whether the United States delegation at the U.N. would take the initiative in getting the Tibetan appeal on the agenda. It said: “We believe the world should hear what he has to say, for the situation in Tibet has implications for free peoples everywhere.” The exiled Tibetan priest-king based his appeal on a claim of long-standing Tibetan independence from China.