740.00119 European War 1939/2461: Telegram

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

1250. Department’s 731, March 29, 2 p.m.42 In a note from Molotov dated April 10 Molotov states that the Soviet Government is prepared in principle to agree with the proposal of the United States Government regarding a statement of the three Allied Powers to the satellite countries of Germany, but that the Soviet Government considers it necessary that the declaration in question should be addressed not only to Rumania, Hungary and Bulgaria, but also to Finland, which country is participating in the war on the side of Germany and is a satellite of that country. The note continues that, if the United States Government agrees in principle to the Soviet proposal,43 corrections in the text of the statement will be presented by the Soviet Government.

Sent to Department. Repeated to London.

Harriman
  1. Not printed.
  2. The Department indicated its agreement in telegram 902, April 13, midnight, and at the same time informed the Ambassador in the United Kingdom in telegram 2946.