611.6131/559: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Soviet Union (Grummon)

113. Your 417, July 31, 10 p.m. Was it your impression that Mikoyan meant that the Soviet Government was not interested in obtaining tariff reductions in connection with a possible trade agreement or did he merely intend to inform you that the Soviet Government would not pursue the matter in connection with this commercial agreement? Please do not raise the question with Soviet officials.