761.9315 Manchuria/229: Telegram

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

653. Pravda33 this morning publishes the following Foreign Office statement:34

“As a result of negotiations which have recently taken place between V. M. Molotov, the People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Togo, the Japanese Ambassador, with respect to mutual recognition of the interests of both the Soviet-Mongolian and the Japanese-Man-chukuo parties, which have come to an understanding, an agreement was reached on June 9 concerning the question of delineation of the boundary in the region of last year’s conflict, a question which was not decided by the Soviet-Mongolian and Japanese-Manchukuo mixed commission for delineation of the boundary in the said region and which constituted an obstacle to the regulation of relations between the United States and35 U. S. S. R. and Japan as well as between the Mongolian People’s Republic and Manchukuo.”

Repeat to Embassy at Tokyo.

  1. Official organ of the Central Committee and Moscow Committee of the All-Union Communist Party.
  2. A press release was also issued at Tokyo by the Japanese Foreign Office.
  3. The words “United States and” were apparently inserted by mistake.