Memorandum by Mr. Savage
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Today at 12:30 the Soviet Ambassador brought to the Secretary the reply of his Government, which suggested the amendments indicated on the attached sheet.1 As the Secretary indicates in his memorandum of conversation of December 29,2 the Soviet Government had planned to make a separate declaration (copy attached)3 upon the possible assumption that the Joint Declaration was already in circulation among other countries for signature. The Secretary immediately sent to the President the amendments suggested by the Soviet Government.4