740.00116 European War 1939/1249a: Telegram

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

1493. For your information in the event a Soviet official should bring up the subject a Washington columnist today made the statement that “the United States and Britain have appealed to Russia to postpone further trials of German war criminals until the armistice clears the way for evenly paced action.”

The Tass83 representative inquired whether this was correct and he was informed that no such move had been made or even thought of.

  1. Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union, official communications agency of the Soviet Government.