740.0011 Stettinius Mission/24: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State


3071. Deles69 No. 8. For the Secretary from the Under Secretary.

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IV. I conferred with Sir Alexander Cadogan70 and Richard Law71 on Wednesday morning.72 … The most important points taken up were:

1. Security discussions.… Our preliminary discussions here indicate that we and the British are in general agreement on the basic principles of a world organization.73 Therefore you might wish to consider the desirability of endeavoring to speed up the discussions on this subject if this commends itself to your wiser judgment and fuller knowledge of the congressional and political situation.…

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  1. Designation for a series of telegrams from Under Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., to the Secretary of State, in connection with his mission to London, April 7–April 29, 1944. For Mr. Stettinius’ report to Secretary Hull on the London conversations, with particular reference to Section II, Postwar Topics (World Organization, World Court, and Colonial Policy), see vol. iii, p. 1.
  2. British Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
  3. Richard K. Law, British Minister of State.
  4. April 12.
  5. Mr. Stettinius advised the Soviet Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Gusev), before his departure from London, of his agreement with the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Eden) that “the two countries should participate in conversations that summer in the United States on the world security organization”. (Edward R. Stettinius, Roosevelt and the Russians: The Yalta Conference (Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Co., 1949), p. 16.)