[Voting to] refuse to recognize a territory acquired through aggression is not a step toward a war that may cost member countries huge casualities; rather it deters possible attack. Standing by article 10 remains, therefore, the least risky way of enforcing the Charter. Is steadfastness of principle so difficult [to maintain], that governments prefer... reopening with Rome in violation of the principle that a territory acquired by force should not be recognized? Today, the mighty British goverment wants to and is poised to propose the tragic termination of this fundamental principle. I deeply regret my disagreement with a goverment which I heartily admire and to which I am greatly indebted. it was [this government] which showed me generosity...