711.94114 Mail/59: Telegram

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

1219. Embassy’s 1072, March 27, 7 p.m. A note from the Foreign Office dated April 5 states that the Soviet Government has instructed [Page 1165] the Soviet Communications authorities to accept prisoner of war and civilian internee mail from the United States from American authorities in Tehran for transmission through the Soviet Union and delivery to the Japanese authorities.

The Soviet Government is also prepared to accept from the Japanese authorities and deliver in Tehran, mail from American prisoners and internees in Japan and mail for Japanese nationals interned in the United States, on condition that an agreement on this subject is reached by the Governments of the United States and Japan.

Sent to the Department. Repeated to Tehran.