763.72115/3731: Telegram

The Ambassador in France ( Wallace ) to the Secretary of State

1154. Mission. Your 917, May 12, noon. In response to my inquiry at Ambassadors Conference this morning Laroche63 stated that French Government had expressed willingness to facilitate [Page 672] transfer of Bela Kun and other Communists to Soviet Russia provided Soviets permitted French citizens to leave Russia. Agreement similar to British agreement with Soviets was being negotiated for repatriation of French citizens held in Russia but Soviets were putting obstacles in the way. He added that Hungarian Government might make objections. My British, Italian and Japanese colleagues undertook to inquire of their respective Governments when information received. Question will come up again in the conference.

  1. Jules Alfred Laroche, of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.