462.00R296/4222: Telegram

The Minister in Hungary (Roosevelt) to the Acting Secretary of State

19. Reference is made to the Department’s telegram No. 8, June 29, 8 p.m. The Government of Hungary is concerned that the President’s proposal may have the result of opening up again the extremely complex question of Eastern reparations and the optants. I am informed by the Prime Minister that the Hungarian Government is studying this matter before replying.


[No formal acceptance by Hungary of the President’s proposal has been found in Department files, although Hungary did accept; see letter from the Secretary of State to the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives, December 16, 1931, printed on page 240; also Great Britain, Cmd. 4052, Hungary No. 1 (1932): Protocol Providing for Suspension of Certain Payments Due by Hungary Under the International Agreements of April 28, 1930.]