740.00119 EW/6–1945: Telegram
The Secretary of State to
the Acting Secretary of State
3. To Grew, Acting Secretary of State, Washington, D. C. from Stettinius, UNCIO, San Francisco, California.
“It seems clear that it would be desirable to avoid the convocation of a full-fledged peace conference to deal with the major political problems that have arisen as a result of the termination of the war in Europe. … It is therefore suggested that the problems concerned to [sic] be dealt with on an ad hoc basis by a council of Foreign Ministers. …
- The proposal might be discussed informally with the British and we could inform the Russians that we intended to raise this question at the meeting of the three Chiefs of State. …
- At the Big Three meeting, we would endeavor to obtain Soviet and British agreement as to the time and place of the meeting [of the proposed council] as well as to some of the items that would be placed on the agenda of the first meeting. …[”]
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