711.94114 Supplies/7–1544: Telegram

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

1708. There follows text of Japanese response received from Bern to this Government’s reply to Japanese proposal concerning movement of relief supplies via Soviet territory to Far East for Allied nationals in Japanese custody:

[Here follows the text of telegram No. 4507 of July 14, from the Minister in Switzerland, printed in volume V, page 1041. The Japanese Government requested that the American Government negotiate further with the Soviet Government to obtain the use of Vladivostok as a port for the transshipment of supplies and mail, but stated that if this port could not be obtained the Japanese would agree to the use of Nakhodka as a transshipping place under certain specified conditions.]