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

176. Stettinius’22 radio statement regarding United States cooperation with Soviet Union receives 3½ inches of prominently placed space in Moscow newspapers for January 18.23 Reporting Under Secretary’s statement that any other policy would be a tragic mistake, item quotes his remarks regarding impression of Soviet peoples resourcefulness and courage derived from contacts with Soviet representatives in America, and statement America has much to gain and nothing to lose by continuing close collaboration with Soviet Union now and after war.

  1. Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Under Secretary of State.
  2. These remarks were made during the second broadcast of the National Broadcasting Company series, “The State Department Speaks”; see Department of State Bulletin, January 15, 1944, p. 74.