740.00119 European War 1939/2051

The Department of State to the British Embassy


The Department of State has taken note of the text of a telegram dated November 19, 1943 which the British Embassy has received from London45 regarding Mr. Maniu’s desire to send a special delegate out of Rumania for the purpose of discussing arrangements for a political changeover in that country. The British Government proposes to reply to Mr. Maniu’s message by saying that his emissary will be received with the understanding that his only function will be to discuss operational details looking to the overthrow of the present regime in Rumania and its replacement by a Government prepared to surrender unconditionally to the three principal Allies. It is further noted that the Soviet Government has given its approval to this proposed reply, at the same time indicating its expectation that Soviet representatives will participate in any negotiations that may be carried on with Mr. Maniu’s representative.

The Department is in agreement with the proposal of the British Government, as approved by the Soviet Government, regarding the character of the reply to be made to the message from Mr. Maniu.

  1. Copy of this telegram was handed to the Department on November 21 by a member of the British Embassy staff; not printed.