761.93 Outer Mongolia/16: Telegram

The Second Secretary of Embassy in China (Atcheson) to the Secretary of State

114. My 90, April 12, 9 [11] a.m.61a

I am informed by a responsible official of the Foreign Office that no reply from the Soviet Government has been received to the Chinese second protest of April 11. He stated that unless the Soviet Government replied, the Chinese Government would send the former no further communication on the subject and would assume that the Soviet Government accepted China’s position as set forth in the Chinese notes of April 7 and 11. He did not believe that the Soviet Union would cancel the pact of March 12 with Outer Mongolia but considered that [Page 128] failure to do so “would not matter because to the Chinese Government the pact is non-existent.”
Repeated to the Department and Peiping. By mail to Moscow.
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