800.51W89 Austria/20a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Mellon)

187. Treasury is preparing to sign debt postponement agreement with Austria similar, mutatis mutandis, to agreement of June 4, 1932, with United Kingdom (Department’s instruction No. 74, June 10).5 In view of Austria’s obligation under relief debt settlements to make no payment in respect of any unless similar and proportionate payment is made simultaneously to all relief creditors (see foot of page 294, Report of the Secretary of the Treasury for 1929), please informally ask Leith-Ross or his assistant whether objection is perceived to the form of the proposed agreement between Austria and the United States, adding that the Treasury would be glad to have the advantage of any informal suggestions or comment on the matter.

  1. Post, p. 625.