893.24/1660a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Gauss)35

1407. Shipment of Lend-Lease supplies for China by the Turk-Sib Railway and overland route. For your information, Tehran reports that according to the British Minister two convoys of Lend-Lease supplies consisting largely of small arms and ammunition have arrived at Meshed but that entry into Russia has been refused. From Calcutta Schaberg of Lend-Lease reports that the Russian representatives there have indefinitely canceled arrangements to ship Chinese supplies over this route on the grounds that they cannot handle movement at the present time.

Repeated to Moscow.

  1. Repeated on the same date to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union as No. 938.