740.00119 EAC/8: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State

1913. The following telegram has been sent to Algiers.

November 11, 2 p.m. For Murphy from Harriman.

Thanks for your 1913, November 4.11 In the same connection believe you will be interested in what Eden told me before he left Moscow:

Molotov12 told Eden the French Committee had complained to the Soviets that they were not admitted to the London Council,13 claiming that the British were ready to let them in but the Soviets had resisted. Eden replied that they had had a similar complaint from the French explaining that the Soviets were willing but the British were not. Eden stated to Molotov that this was a clear indication the French were playing the Soviet and British Governments against each other. Sent to Algiers, repeated to the Department.

  1. See supra.
  2. Vyaeheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, Soviet People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs.
  3. The European Advisory Commission.