703.5464/9–2044: Telegram

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

3602. ReDepts 2205, September 14, 7 p.m.57 We have given the Foreign Office a memo regarding the representation of American interests in enemy and enemy-occupied territory by the Swiss Government stating that the United States Government assumes the Soviet [Page 1206] Government will not object to the continuance of this representation in areas occupied by Soviet forces until the arrival of United States representatives.58

  1. Not printed; it concerned an inquiry from the Swiss Legation at Budapest whether the United States Government had informed the Soviet Government that Switzerland was the Power protecting American interests in Hungary (703.5464/9–544).
  2. The Minister in Switzerland was informed of the September 20 reply from the Ambassador in the Soviet Union, in telegram 3343, September 28, 8 p.m. (703.5400/9–2844).