763.72115/3731: Telegram

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

954. Your 1154, May 14, 11 p.m.

Following for Vienna, also for your information:

“United States Government hopes that transfer to Russia of Hungarian Communists now held by Austrian authorities, will not take place except in connection with release of all Americans now detained in or out of prison in Soviet Russia. United States Government understands that other governments are assuming similar position. Should common agreement be reached and should Soviet authorities prove amenable, this Government will endeavor to facilitate the transfer. French Ambassador here has been verbally informed that the foregoing is this Government’s attitude.”