811.6131/327: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( Bullitt )

152. Your 276, July 11, 8 p.m., and 279, July 12, 11 a.m.

1.
Department suggests that you release to the press at 5 p.m. Saturday July 13, Moscow time (10 a.m. Washington time) text of identic notes signed that day, together with your statement to the press. Department will make available to the press at the same time text of these documents.
2.
Department approves the substitution of the sentence quoted in the fifth paragraph of your 275, July 11, 5 p.m., for the sentence beginning “You will note” in the second paragraph of your statement to the press as transmitted in Department’s 149, July 11, 5 p.m.
3.
Department will make available to the press at 10 a.m. Washington time Monday, July 15, and suggests that you do the same at the same time, text of your letter to Litvinoff dated July 11 and of Litvinoff’s reply to you dated July 15.
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