751.61/313: Telegram

The Ambassador in France ( Bullitt ) to the Secretary of State

58. There has been a considerable demand from the Eight in France recently for the breaking of diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.

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Coulondre66 stated to me yesterday that Daladier67 had now decided not to break relations with the Soviet Union but to use the present wave of emotion against the activities of the Soviet Union to crush the Communist agents of the Soviet Union in France.

  1. Robert Coulondre, Director of the Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs; formerly French Ambassador in Germany, 1938–39.
  2. Edouard Daladier, President of the French Council of Ministers until his resignation on March 20, 1940.