No. 158
The British Embassy to the Department of State



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If the Turkish Government have no objection to such an approach,2 His Majesty’s Government hope that the United States Government will agree that a joint Anglo-American approach on the above lines should be made to the Soviet Government in firm language and soon, that is, before the Big Three meeting at which it may well be necessary subsequently to discuss the whole question.

  1. For the full text of this aide-mémoire, see the attachment to document No. 683.
  2. i. e., representations to the Soviet Government concerning Soviet demands on Turkey, along lines indicated in the attachment to document No. 683.